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 Bridge | Spring 2018

Highlights from the latest edition of the Bridge include: 1. AFCU President Ted Ziemann’s message is focused on our partner churches.  “These churches play a critical role in their communities as is evidenced by their strong attendance at services and programs.” 2. You are invited to join the AFCU Board at a social evening during the upcoming […]

March 27, 2018

AFCU Bridge | Autumn 2017

Highlights from the latest edition of the Bridge include: 1. AFCU President Ted Ziemann visited all three churches supported by the AFCU this year.  “Visiting these churches is a blessing and motivation to continue supporting their mission.” 2. In Berlin, Reverend Steve Kienberger has recently taken a new assignment and Pastor Ben and Margit Coltvet are […]

December 6, 2017

AFCU Annual Meeting in Denver – 10/20/17

The AFCU Board held its semi-annual 2017 meeting in Denver, Colorado on Friday, October 20th through Saturday, October 21st.  Highlights from this meeting included Pastor Scott Herr presented ACP’s decision to focus on “What is God’s Vision for 2020 and Beyond?”, Masa Matsushita reported on the VCC Capital Funding 20015 – 2017 and Ken Rislov updated the […]

November 12, 2017