A segment from SNN News about our 2017 Nehemiah Assembly:

Member Congregations

Bethel CME Church                                     Bethlehem Bible Church                 

Church of the holy spirit                          Concordia Lutheran Church  

Faith Lutheran Church                               First Congregational ucc 

Greater hurst chapel ame church             First presbyterian church

New bethel missionary baptist church      st. margaret of scotland episcopal

St. Martha Catholic Church                       St. Thomas more catholic church

st. wilfred episcopal church                     trinity christian fellowship center

Truvine missionary baptist church            12 Springs Church

St boniface episcopal church                     Pineshores presbyterian church  

St. Andrew Ucc                  


About Us

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 a decade, 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.


A segment from ABC 7 News about our 2016 Nehemiah Action Assembly at Riverview High School (click image):

…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.