Oley Valley Food Pantry

The Oley Valley Food Pantry is held at Friedens Lutheran Church on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The Oley Valley Food Pantry has been providing food for lower income families i the community since October 1997. The Oley Valley Food Pantry distributes approximately 13,000 pounds of food per month. In 2023-2024, the Helping Harvest Food Bank supplied The Oley Valley Food Pantry with 117,774 pounds of food. Periodically we purchase food and paper products from other sources. We are fortunate to receive food and monetary donations from school, local churches, businesses, and individuals.

For more information and eligibility, click here.

Little Free Pantry

Little Free Pantry helps us to share food with others. The concept is simple: anyone may place or take items inside the pantry at any time.

In many circumstances, people find that they are short of money, food and resources for nourishment. This time may be on a weekend, during weather-related emergencies or when traveling away from home.

While those with transportation and money can go to a conventional store and purchase what they want or need, there are some who do not have that advantage.

Conversely, there are people who wish to donate items in small quantities but may not have the place or opportunity to do so.

Our Little Free Pantry is open anytime! This ministry is an adjunct to the Oley Valley Food Pantry, which operates monthly on the third Wednesday of each month.

Meals for Opportunity House

We prepare and serve dinner to those at The Opportunity House on the 3rd Sunday of January, March, May, July, September, & November. 

Hope In Action

Hope In Action

Our ministry is called to action in response to the prescription and heroin drug addiction crisis.

How Can We Help You? 

Please contact us by emailing hopeinaction@friedenslutheran.org or by calling the church office at 610-987-6021.

Local Resources

Our Vision

A community informed of the inherent risks of opioids and the brain science of addiction will de-stigmatize addiction and promote a culture of acceptance and support filled with compassion and hope.

Our Mission

We are called to explore how our faith community can be a center of spiritual and community support for families with a loved one in the midst of addiction.

Our Priorities  

Knitting Ministry

The knitters & crocheters meet the 1st and 3rd Monday from 6:30-7:30pm in room 2. They make various projects: Twiddle mats, lap robes, prayer shawls, pocket prayer squares/shawls, hats, etc. The projects are distributed throughout the area to local nursing homes, shelters, and those in need. Contact the church office to be connected to a member of the Knitting ministry.

They always welcome donations of yarn or items to be added to twiddle mats.

Congregational Care Team

Congregational Care Team (CCT) ministry provides help to folks in a multitude of ways, reflecting the specific skills of team members and the needs of persons taken under care. The focus of Friedens' CCT ministry is that of providing support to persons in transition and crisis.  Therefore, help provided is usually of limited time duration and often involves support to persons experiencing loss in some way.  CCT members do not provide professional counseling however, we accompany folks through difficult times.

Kitchen Angels

By definition, an "angel" is someone who performs the mission of God. In the Kitchen Angel Ministry, we believe our mission is to do God's work wherever we can, sharing God's grace and love with everyone, especially during a time of need. In the simple tasks of setting up tables, providing centerpieces, providing desserts, and overseeing the serving of the meal, we provide comfort, we share God's love and grace, and, indirectly, we share our faith with visitors to our church. 

Tanzania (Global Ministry)

The Iniho Lutheran Parish, a congregation of the South Central Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania, is a vibrant Christian community led by Pastor Thomas Chaula.  Fed by the Word and Meal, the church cares for the many AIDS orphans, as well as those who are living with HIV.  Friedens has partnered with Iniho to provide money to build a trade school and dormitory in order to develop skills and jobs for parentless young people. 

Disaster Ministries - Disaster Response & Camp Noah 

In the wake of a disaster, we send volunteer teams nearby and across the United States.  Those with building skills help to rebuild homes, and those who like to work with children lead "Camp Noah" – a week-long camp that shares God's hope and love with children in the days after a disaster.