PASTOR GRADUATION: The Rev. Dr. Reginald Holmes, a native of Clinton and pastor of Friendship Community Missionary Baptist Church in Kenner, graduated Dec. 10 from the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. Sunday School Publishing Board in Nashville. Holmes received his diploma in Christian Education and a certificate of pastor’s advanced training, which enables him to become a certified dean in Christian Education. Holmes currently serves as assistant director of the Congress of Christian Education with the Cornerstone Association in New Orleans.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 5 p.m., Old Metairie Protestant Church, 1301 Metairie Road. (504) 319-9503.
KIRK FRANKLIN GOSPEL BRUNCH: 10 a.m., House of Blues New Orleans, 225 Decatur St.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE: 6 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St. This service is designed for those dealing with loss of any kind. The memories of loved ones will be honored. The service is open to anyone .
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 4:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St. There will be a “no rehearsal” Christmas pageant. Any children attending the service are invited to take part.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: 10 a.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St.