A segment from SNN News about our 2017 Nehemiah Assembly:
Bethel CME Church Bethlehem Bible 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. wilfred episcopal church trinity christian fellowship center
Truvine missionary baptist church 12 Springs Church
St boniface episcopal church Pineshores presbyterian church
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):
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.