CCM has the support of Concord city government and city leaders have confirmed that the ministry is operating within the law. Nonetheless, at least two neighbors are angry they weren't notified Christianity is being practiced inside God's house.
And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” -- Matthew 8:20 ESV
Jeffrey Collins is among the neighbors who complained to the city:
We just don't want them walking around, this neighborhood has been quiet.
They've been there for eighteen months. You just said the neighborhood has been quiet. Lindsay Coronis adds,
"We weren't notified about it and I don't think that's fair for any of the neighbors"
Weren't notified of WHAT, my dear? You live next to a church. A homeless shelter is an approved accessory use for a house of worship for a guy named Jesus, who took good neighboring seriously enough to address it in His second of two commandments.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” -- Matthew 22:36-40 ESV
As for the Scary Homeless People?
"These are families from our communities that may have experienced job loss,” Ed Hosack, CCM executive director, said. “There may have been medical bills, the break up or loss of a family member."