In this time of adaptive change, the JNM board has made the difficult decision to cease the operation of the Food Pantry, the Full Circle rep-payee program, and the Matthew 25 utility assistance program effective May 31, 2017. This decision did not come easily and has not been made lightly. We on the Board continue to bear a heavy burden in coming to this point. The simple and frustrating truth is that our financial resources have not kept up with expenses, and our faithfulness in this time means naming that truth and moving forward. The non-profit status will remain intact, and we as an Easter people will enter a time of new discernment regarding new ministry in Christ's name. During this time of discernment, we seek God's new vision for sharing the Good News. We are not folding our tents and disappearing, but pausing to discern anew the needs of our neighbors in an empowerment model and to discover new and collaborative resources moving forward.