About Us


120 people at Sarasota City Hall on April 25th, 2019 to show solidarity and to press our city commissioners to take the next step and identify funding sources for a housing opportunity fund.

120 people at Sarasota City Hall on April 25th, 2019 to show solidarity and to press our city commissioners to take the next step and identify funding sources for a housing opportunity fund.

SURE’s mission is to unite people of faith in Sarasota County so that they can powerfully hold systems accountable in the community to a Godly standard of justice. For over two decades, SURE has been a definitive ministry in Sarasota, crossing lines of faith, denomination, age, race, geography, and income. Members of SURE congregations work hard to build relationships in their congregations and their communities, discuss their concerns for the city and county, research solutions to serious problems they select, present them to the proper officials and work with them to make “sure” our community is a just one.


MEMBER CONGREGATIONS


“…and what does the Lord require of you, oh mortal, but to do justice and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

—Micah 6:8


WHY DO JUSTICE?

  • God's call

  • To see our city reflect God's vision for it

  • To love our neighbors as ourselves

  • To be a prophetic voice in Sarasota

  • To hold powerful systems accountable

WHAT IS JUSTICE?

Loving our neighbor, widows and orphans on a scale far beyond individuals or the family. Unlike mercy ministry that treats people in a time of crisis (food, tutoring, shelter), justice calls for transforming of systems (education, criminal justice, etc.) to be fair and just for all.