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 Fall Board meeting

For 3 days 38 members of the Board & Development Committee met in Ridgefield CT. The meeting was kindly hosted by the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield. We continue to develop our strategic plans. Understanding the longer term needs of our churches is critical to our ability to effectively support them. Our three churches all […]

October 14, 2018

Bloom Where you’re Planted

ACP regularly runs a Saturday programme for the benefit of new Ex Patriots in Paris. Many of our Alumni have experienced Bloom as either attendees or organisers. Bloom 2018 was very well attended as these pictures show.

October 9, 2018

Kirsten Else Penner Kienberger

A memorial service will held at ACB for September 16th 2018 during our 1st service at 11:00 a.m.

September 3, 2018