July 2017  
Upcoming Events


Lunch at Hurlbut Memorial
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Corner of Scott & Pratt at Chautauqua Institution
Cost is $8, eat in or take out
Dinner at Hurlbut Memorial
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Corner of Scott & Pratt at Chautauqua Institution
Cost is $12 for adults, $8 for children


District Office Closed
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Lunch at Hurlbut Memorial
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Corner of Scott & Pratt at Chautauqua Institution
Cost is $8, eat in or take out
  • UNY Connectional Ministries brochures available

    Brochures for Upper New York's Illuminate Preaching Academy, Leadership Academy & Tending the Soul can be found under Resources/UNY Connectional Ministries on this website. If you are interested in more information about any of these programs offered by our Conference's Vital Congregations ministry, please contact DS Sherri Rood.

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From the desk of Bishop Mark Webb:

Response to the flooding in Upper New York

Dear sisters and brothers of Upper New York,

Grace and peace to you in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ!

Over the last several weeks, severe weather has caused significant flash flooding in several communities throughout Upper New York. Individuals and families have been greatly affected.

Communities within the Mohawk District have been the most severely impacted. Residents of 300 homes have had to evacuate. Seventeen homes were completely destroyed and another 217 homes have had their heating systems compromised. Our Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Joe Auslander, has reported that our Emergency Response Team has already offered 185 hours of work on the ground, with more to come this weekend; and long-term recovery efforts are being evaluated.

I invite you to join me in praying for those affected by these most recent floods, as well as share in an opportunity for the United Methodist Church in Upper New York to once again be a shining light, offering God's love and compassion.

I am asking you to consider taking a special offering at your local church over the next few weekends or make an individual donation. Checks may be sent to the Conference Office, 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. Liverpool, NY 13088, with "2017 storms # 474" written in the memo line.

One of the amazing things about being United Methodist is our connectional system. Though our connection, we can support people around the country and throughout the world in their times of need. This time, it is individuals and families in our own Conference who need our help. Thank you for being a part of that connection.

Grace and peace,
Bishop Mark J. Webb

Welcome and thanks for visiting!

The Cornerstone District of the United Methodist Church is located in the Southwest corner of New York State. 

The District encompasses all of Chautauqua County, Cattaraugus County and part of Allegany County. There are 72 churches on the district.

The Cornerstone District is one of the twelve Districts in the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our resident Bishop is Mark J. Webb. 

Our Vision: To live the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places.

Our Purpose: Growing in our relationship with God, Being the body of Christ within the world, and Living in accordance with the example of Jesus Christ by:

•    Engaging, equipping and empowering local churches to be in ministry with and to our Global Neighborhood;
•    Encouraging and developing leadership within the laity and clergy that is diverse yet united by our love for Christ; and
•    Building relationships with our neighbors, particularly with those who have been disenfranchised by mainstream society.
Please visit the Upper New York Conference website at www.unyumc.org.


We encourage you to explore our website to learn about our mission and ministries designed to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Grace and Peace,

The Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood
Cornerstone District Superintendent




Contact Us  
Cornerstone District Office
663 Lakeview Ave
Jamestown, New York 14701
Phone 716-665-2423
Fax 716-665-3763
Regular Schedule  
  • District Office Open
    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • District Office Open
    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • District Office Open
    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • District Office Open
    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • District Office Closed