Educational Opportunities

Sunday School

We offer Sunday School for students in preschool up through grade 7. Students explore Bible story themes with creative activities, stories , interactive games, and crafts. The classes meet in the education wing.

There are 3 classes available for adults:

Christian Art in the Baroque Era:  So many church spires dot the skyline in Rome! Many of them come from the Baroque period - an era overflowing with creativity, energy & above all, emotion! We will be discussing painting, sculpture & architecture from c. 1600-1750 or so in Western European countries. Much to discuss -- from paintings depicting the gruesome violence of martyrdom, sculptures that defy gravity, to breathtaking church interiors & more. This class, led by Lisa Traugott,  meets weekly in room 3.

ELCA Social Statements: Do you know that ELCA resources exist for social teaching and policy? These documents include social statements, social messages, and social policy resolutions. These documents arise from and reflect on changing circumstances of the world in light of God's presence and work. They are developed to assist members and congregations in thinking about social issues and to guide the church's life in society and creation. Join us as we explore how these documents are created and select some for our review an discussion. This class, led by Dave Derr, meets the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of each month in room 2.

"The Book of God: The Bible as a Novel": This book reads like a novel. Master storyteller Walter Wangerin Jr. shares the story of the Bible from beginning to end retelling the stories with exciting detail, passionate energy, bringing to life the men and women of the Bible. Come join us and experience the Bible in a beautiful new way! It is not necessary to order the book, a few copies will be available in the classroom. This class, led by Barb Young, meets the 4th Sunday of each month in room 2.

Tuesday's @ 10

This program offers a daytime setting for adults to gather for Bible Study, conversation, and fellowship.

This is a perfect time to get together with a few friends and be surrounded in a caring community.  We are always welcoming new friends to this Bible Study. 

Vacation Bible School

VBS is held for a whole week during the summer. Bible stories, crafts, music, games, and snacks create a memorable experience. 

Click Here for Vacation Bible School information.

Kidz Connect

Kidz Connect is our evening child's program that runs on Thursday nights from 6:00-7:30 September-May.  It is for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. It consists of choir, bible lesson, craft, snack, and games.  Children also sing during the second worship service a few times a year. 

The woodworking skills of Harold S. Wiest are always on display in the sanctuary at Friedens Lutheran Church. Items designed and built by Wiesty pictured here include the baptismal font, the Christ candle stand; pulpit torch stands; flower stands; and communion tray tables. 

Wiesty Scholarship Award

The Wiesty Scholarship Award is presented annually in memory of Harold S. Wiest, for his many years of service to church and community. Wiesty, as he was known by many, gave to others through his talents of woodworking, musical abilities and creativity.  His love for helping young people succeed could be seen throughout the Oley Valley community.

The award’s purpose is to encourage higher education of a student who has demonstrated a commitment to their community, their church and has successfully completed the graduation requirements from Oley Valley Senior High School.

The application must be submitted electronically using the link below by May 1 of the year of the applicant's high school graduation.

Wiesty Award Scholarship Application

Questions? Contact Brook Green, Office Administrator