Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

The ministry of the American Church in Paris depends on you. The ACP relies on your gifts to fund its programs, operations, and outreach. The American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU), our parent organization, pays the senior pastor's salary, the church taxes and insurance. All of ACP's mission programs, activities, and other expenses are financed by the ACP's operating budget, of which your gifts are an important component. The American Church's operating costs depend significantly on the generosity of its members, friends, visitors and alumni around the world who have been touched by its ministry.

For important information on how you can to support us, please review the information below. :

The apostle Paul writes "We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us..." meaning that we've all been given grace by our generous God. We encourage you to remember how generous God has been to you and how secure your future is in Christ. We are convinced that we have received blessings so that we can be a blessing for others within our community, in the city of Paris, and around the world.

Volunteering your time and talents.
For more information, please visit Get Involved!
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Financial Gifts
Financial Gifts – contributions in either Euros or Dollars are welcome.

Cash/Check – Cash or check donations are received during the offertory time during each of our services, by the receptionist at the church, or via direct mail to our accountant at:

The American Church in Paris
Attention: Accountant
65 quai d'Orsay
75007 Paris

Please be sure to include your name and address details should you wish to receive a statement for your donation. For checks in Euros, please make them payable to: The American Church in Paris. For checks in US Dollars, please make them payable to The American Foreign Christian Union (ACP's parent organization) and make a designation in the memo field "for ACP" to ensure your gift is directed to the ACP accordingly.
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Electronic Fund Transfers – Electronic Fund Transfers are an easy way to send your financial support to ACP. To make a transfer to the ACP using PayPal, please visit the website of our parent organization, the AFCU. website here. Please be sure to specify that your gift is designated "for ACP" in the instructions field.
Alternatively, you can organize a one time or a regular, recurring Electronic Fund Transfer, by contacting our Accountant with your bank account details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Other Financial GiftsWe welcome other forms of financial gifts denominated in US Dollars or Euros. Examples include stocks, bonds, etc.
If you have a financial gift that you would like to share with ACP that is not covered herein, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Stock donations must be initiated by 10 December so they can clear before the end of the tax year.
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Planned Giving
Planned Giving, through estate planning, is a great way to ensure on-going financial support for ACP and our ministries and, in many cases, receive tax benefits. Some examples of planned giving include:

  • Bequests – Designating a gift to ACP in your will is a great way to ensure continued support for our ministries.
  • Life Insurance – You can designate ACP as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy to leave assets to the church.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust – Creation of a charitable remainder trust will irrevocably transfer money or appreciated assets to a trust that will provide you with income for the remainder of your life or a set number of years. At the death of the last surviving beneficiary of the trust, the remaining value of the trust goes to the designated charitable organization (ACP). Please talk with your financial planner to find out more about these types of financial instruments to support the ministry and mission of the ACP.
  • For more information on planned giving, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Tax Deductions
US Deductions – If you wish to qualify for U.S. tax deductibility for your donation, please donate to ACP via our parent organization, the American & Foreign Christian Union (AFCU) here. Your gift should be made payable to The American & Foreign Christian Union (AFCU), an IRS category 501(c)(3) organization with the words "For ACP" in the memo line (for checks) or in the instructions field (for PayPal). This is also necessary to obtain the estate tax benefits (IRC Section 2055) as a charitable contribution. The documentation must be specific if you desire to have your gift benefit The American Church in Paris. If there is no designation the gift will be used by the AFCU to support all of the churches the organization supports.

France Deductions - Your gift in Euros is deductible under the category "réduction pour dons à des organismes d'intérêt général." Your check or other gift should be made payable to The American Church in Paris. ACP issues year-end receipts of giving acceptable for French tax authorities. Statements will be sent by mail to the address provided.
In all cases, please seek appropriate professional guidance before any final decisions are made or documentation is completed.
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ACP Legal Status
The American Church in Paris, l'Eglise Americaine de Paris,
      association cultuelle régit par la loi de décembre 1905,
      inscrite au RCS de Paris sous le numéro SIRET : 78430813200017 code NAF 9491Z.
Commissaire aux Comptes, Cabinet CMS Experts Associés, 149 Bd Malesherbes, 75017 Paris.
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