Learning

Educational Opportunities

Sunday School

Sunday school for students, age three through grade 6, is now in-person every Sunday at 9:30am in the pavilion.


Confirmation class, (grade 7 and 8) meets on Sunday mornings at 10:15 am. Students can choose to meet in person at Friedens Lutheran Church or online through Zoom. This year we are studying the Old and New Testament.

Traditional Sunday School classes for High School students and adults are on hold at this time. Adults are encouraged to join Tuesdays at 10 or other bible studies.

Tuesday's at 10am

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

Vacation Bible School

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


Youth & Family Ministry

Youth Ministry is young people and adults sharing the love of God in Jesus Christ with one another. In the summer of 2016, Youth advisors gathered to create a new and exciting way of “doing” youth group!


Together we decided to open youth ministry to include family events. Sometimes we have youth group events for youth only!

Through fellowship, learning, and service, FLY (Friedens Lutheran Youth) brings three groups of youth and adults together.

FLY Jr is for youth in third through fifth grades.

FLY is for youth in sixth through eighth grades.

FLY Sr is for teens in ninth through twelfth grades.

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 may be downloaded in MS Word or PDF format. The application may be electronic or handwritten. However, the printed, signed copy must be submitted to the OVHS Guidance office or Friedens Lutheran Church office by April 15 of the year of the applicant's high school graduation.

Questions? Contact Kathy Schaeffer, Director of Learning Ministries