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

News from the American Church in Berlin

At long last, the long-anticipated day has come. It is with great joy and eagerness that the American Church in Berlin this week welcome Rev. Dr. Mari L. Thorkelson, to Berlin. The Board of AFCU also welcome Rev. Dr. Mari L. Thorkelson, & Pat to our Church family. May your time amongst us be blessed by […]

August 2, 2018

AFCU Bridge – Summer 2018

Highlights from the latest edition of teh Bridge include: AFCU President Ted Ziemann’s introduction highlights that the AFCU development team have embarked on the creation of a 5 year strategic plan. You are invited to the AFCU meeting in Ridgefield Connecticut, the weekend of October 12 – 13 2018. Senior Pastor Scott Herr tells us […]

July 7, 2018

AFCU Annual Meeting in Tuscon

  The AFCU Board held its first half yearly meeting of 2018 in Resurrection Lutheran Church Oro Valley, Arizona, on Friday, April 13th through Saturday, April 14th.  While the ACB was well on the path to recruiting their new Pastor, ACP is just at the beginning of the search for a new Senior Pastor in […]

June 23, 2018