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

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

ACB Call Letter

Dearest Friends in Christ, Yes, in the meantime, the Letter of Call as an ELCA, Global Mission Associate assigned to ACB has been sent to Rev. Dr. Mari L. Thorkelson, accepted and will soon be finalized with God’s continued Grace and leading! Hallelujah! Thank you for your continued support and prayers during this process as we prepare the […]

May 23, 2018

VCC Spring Congregational Meeting

The VCC Spring Congregational Meeting was held on Sunday 6 May 2018 in the VCC Fellowship Hall, immediately following the Sunday worship service. The primary purpose of this meeting was the election of the new VCC Board 2018-2019. A description of the new Board members and Fellowship Coordinator is in the June Edition of the […]

May 14, 2018