Sue Haupert-Johnson, bishop for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, visited Newnan and got the day proclaimed in her honor.
Haupert-Johnson preached at Newnan Chapel, which meets in Newnan’s oldest standing house of worship, on Aug. 27. Newnan Mayor Keith Brady proclaimed the day as Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson Day.
Several area pastors took part in the service. Susan Landry, the new district superintendent for the LaGrange District, introduced Haupert-Johnson. Cynthia Jenkins, Newnan’s mayor pro-tem, presented the bishop with a copy of the proclamation.
“We enjoyed a glorious worship service where we praised and worshiped God,” said Terrilyn Lemons, pastor at Newnan Chapel, whogave the pastoral prayer for the worship service.
The congregation of Lovejoy Memorial United Methodist Church worshipped with Newnan Chapel members that day. Kathy Broadwater, pastor at Lovejoy, read a Scripture passage, as did Maria Bowers, associate pastor at First United Methodist Church of Newnan.
Michael Cain, pastor of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, gave the offertory prayer.
The proclamation noted the educational and pastoral accomplishments of Haupert-Johnson, who is a Florida native.
Haupert-Johnson “has vast experience having served on several pastoral appointments from small to large churches including urban, suburban, and rural churches and African-American, Haitian, Hispanic and Native American ministries” and “has been called to serve in various leadership roles and in many areas,” according to the proclamation.