Loudoun Faith Leaders Form New Community Group

A new Loudoun Clergy and Faith Leader Group has formed as A successor organization to the Loudoun Interfaith Clergy Group. 

         The group seeks to extend opportunities to strengthen collegial relationships with mutual support and trust, and to bring a broader and more inclusive set of faith-based voices into public and civic conversations in the Loudoun community.    

         The group’s monthly meeting are open to active and retired clergy, as well as congregational leaders from Loudoun County faith communities not served by clergy. 

         The Loudon Clergy and Faith Leader Group is led by Pastor Gerry Johnson, as chairman; the Rev. Jacquelyn Hollingsworth, as vice chairwoman, and Rabbi Amy Sapowith, as administrator.

         “Our community needs to hear the clergy and faith leaders’ collective voice on issues of social justice, equity issues, and social change,” Johnson said. “We need to have a place where we can support our community as people of faith doing what we think God is calling us to do in this time and place.”    

         Johnson said the new group has updated its processes and structure to ensure the widest possible representation of the faith perspectives. “We welcome engagement with our local institutions like county and municipal governments, Loudoun County Public Schools and the independent schools in the area, higher education, health care, law enforcement, the Chamber of Commerce, and other civic organizations seeking partnership with the faith community,” he said. 

         For more information, including membership and the meeting schedule, contact Johnson at [email protected] or 703-209-3599.

3 thoughts on “Loudoun Faith Leaders Form New Community Group

  • 2019-12-09 at 5:09 pm
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    God foretold his plan for humanity through the Hebrew prophets hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus Christ.

    Isaiah wrote, “The Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel…” Our Christian desire is to turn the eyes of all men upon the true Creator and Christ of Christmas. The true light of the world has come. The Christmas season and celebration presents the church with an outstanding opportunity to preach the good news; that men can be made righteous and have peace with God through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

    Merry Christmas and God bless us, every one!

  • 2019-12-10 at 9:05 am
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    with comments like this
    “The group seeks to extend opportunities to strengthen collegial relationships with mutual support and trust, and to bring a broader and more inclusive set of faith-based voices into public and civic conversations in the Loudoun community.” and
    “We welcome engagement with our local institutions like county and municipal governments, Loudoun County Public Schools and the independent schools in the area, higher education, health care, law enforcement, the Chamber of Commerce, and other civic organizations seeking partnership with the faith community,”
    The separation of church and state is there for a reason! If they want to overstep those boundaries It’s time for them to start paying taxes!

  • 2019-12-13 at 11:48 am
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    I hope they actual do something tangible and actually engage public bodies. The fact that the Church has run away from the public square in the past several decades has been disheartening.

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