The American Memorial Church in Chateau-Thierry, France, is a living memorial to those who died fighting for freedom in World War I, and is home to a thriving community of faith today. As we approach the WWI Centennial commemorations, the church seeks to restore, preserve, and upgrade its facilities for future witness and ministry.
A living memorial is a rare and special thing. The American Memorial Church in Chateau-Thierry, France, is just that. It is a beautiful edifice of stone and glass built in memory of the US soldiers and marines who were killed in the area in World War One. Yet it is also the home of an active congregation, a place where families have gathered for weekly worship since it’s opening in 1924; where the community joins for concerts and lectures; where all kinds of human needs are met; where the hurting find new life.