Alvin Edwards

Pastor, Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church

The Rev. Dr. Alvin Edwards has been pastor of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1981. A graduate of Wheaton College, he earned an M.Div. from Virginia Union University and a doctorate from George Mason University.

Edwards is the founder of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. He has served on the Charlottesville City School Board and as the city’s mayor.

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Ideas for Advent from

Check out the Zeteo Resource Guide for Advent to find links to a number of different Advent series ideas: 

  • Topical Advent series like “Follow the Star” and “Advent Waiting”
  • Lectionary-based worship plans for year B
  • An Advent art video meditation series
  • Advent candle series about faith stories, peace, and more
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