Hancock's helping hands 2018

Thanks to the generosity of our Hancock Church Family, we will provide 30 backpacks for Kindergarten Children, and 30 for Pre-school Children. 

Packing of the backpacks will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at 1 pm in the Social Hall.  We will have a light lunch before we start.  All are invited to help!

HHH Event on Saturday, August 11, 10-12noon at Widmeyer Park.

Last August, Hancock’s Helping Hands provided backpacks filled with school supplies to approximately 300 children and touch the lives of nearly 500+ people: 46% in Hancock; 21% in Berkeley Springs, and 13% in Warfordsburg/Needmore. Thank You!


The Merle and John Keefer Scholarship:

2018 Recipients of the Keefer Scholarship:

Grace Caldwell

Berkeley Springs High School

James Rumsey Technical Institute/

Blue Ridge Community College, Martinsburg, WV.   

Nursing major

Daughter of Nelson and Patricia Caldwell


Ashlyn Gregory

Southern Fulton High School

Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, MD

Occupational Therapy

Daughter of Chris and Kristie Gregory


Branden G. Lynch

Southern Fulton High School

Penn State University, Altoona Campus, PA

Agricultural science

Son of Karlin and Missy Lynch


Evan Wachter

Hancock High School

Bethany College, WV

Physical Education with a minor in Special Education

Son of Dan and LeAnn Wachter



About Merle and John Keefer and the Scholarship

The Keefer Scholarship is usually given annually to high school seniors in each of the Tri-State high schools who will be continuing their education.  It has been made available through the generosity of a faith commitment of John and Merle Keefer and the Han­cock Presbyterian Church (USA).  Hancock Church set aside a tithe of the mo­nies bequeathed to them in 1999 by John Keefer to establish a Scholarship Fund.

John and Merle Keefer had no children of their own, but had the heart, mind and faith commitment to do well for the children of the Tri-State community.  Merle Keefer was a fifth grade teacher at Hancock Elementary School.  She was a member St. Thomas Episcopal Church and served as Organist and a Sunday School Teacher.  She was active in the community library, and a member of the Hancock Historical Society.  John Keefer was a life-long member and elder of Hancock Presby­terian Church.  He was an employee of the former People's Bank, now F&M Bank, and a talented investor.  His investments have made pos­sible these gifts to the students of the Tri-State Community: Hancock, Berkeley Springs, and Southern Fulton High Schools.

Micah's Backpack

Hancock Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined with four other churches and organizations in Hancock to help provide weekend meals for designated students who attend the Hancock Elementary School. The program is overseen by the Interfaith Service Coalition.   


Come join us, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on usually the first Saturday of the month* for good food and fellowship provided by our congregation.

Our next Soup & Sandwich Fellowship is Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 11 am - 1 pm.  

CLICK HERE for the specific dates on our Events page. 

* Except January, July, and August