American and Foreign Christian Union

Connecting Friends and Alumni to our partner churches

The American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU) is a US-based 501(c)(3) organization that supports the American Church in Paris, the American Church in Berlin, and the Vienna Community Church. Focusing primarily on alumni and friends of these churches, the AFCU manages endowment funds to support these churches, stimulates donations to grow these funds, and offers consultation and direct support to assist these churches in their operations.

Connecting Our Churches and Friends Around the World

Ted Zeiman

Welcome to our website.

For more details on the mission and history of the AFCU, please click on the ABOUT US link above. The AFCU publishes THE BRIDGE newsletter three times a year. This newsletter updates its readers on AFCU activities and contains articles of interest about our partner churches.  Issues of the newsletter may be obtained at the AFCU NEWS link above.

If you wish to contribute to the AFCU for supporting the ministries of the American Church in Paris, the American Church in Berlin, and/or the Vienna Community Church, you may mail your contributions to our treasurer or use PayPal to make your payment.  Please see the SUPPORT THE AFCU link above.

If you are visiting Berlin, Paris or Vienna and your schedule permits, plan on worshiping at the American Church in Berlin, the American Church in Paris or the Vienna Community Church.  The websites for these churches may be found by clicking on their pictures below.

Thank you for your interest.

Ted Ziemann
President, AFCU

Latest News

Interim ACB Pastor

Welcome to the Interim ACB Pastor We are so pleased to have the Coltvets serve during the interim period as we prepare to call a new pastor. Many in the congregation remember with great fondness the ministry of the Coltvets, and we are excited for the newer members to get to know Pastor Ben and […]

September 16, 2017

AFCU Annual Meeting in Vienna – 5/17/17

This year’s annual meeting was held in Vienna, Austria.  The highlights of the meeting included presentations of church programs and financial reports, development programs designed to provide spiritual and financial support to the three churches and the approval and formal signing of the AFCU-VCC Partnership Agreement.  The board picture includes members of the AFCU board, spouses and […]

July 25, 2017

AFCU Bridge | Summer 2017

Highlights from our Board and Development Meetings include: 1. A review of church programs and financial reports from the American churches in Berlin and Paris and the VCC 2. Finalizing and jointly approving the AFCU-VCC Partnership Agreement 3. A review and demonstration of the new AFCU website 4. Development programs designed to provide spiritual and […]

July 5, 2017