August 2015   
  • Great Day Planned at East Otto UMC

    The Risen Christ hot air balloon will be part of the festivities at East Otto UMC's Blueberry Social on Saturday, August 15. The social runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, 7896 E. Flats Rd., with music, games, good food and a flea market. Tethered hot air balloon rides will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come join the folks at East Otto for a great day of fellowship and fun! 

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Partly Cloudy, 64 F

     Thunderstorms. High: 75 Low: 58
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     AM Showers. High: 71 Low: 49
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More help is needed for flood relief. Currently there are 29 homes needing tearout or cleaning and sanitizing.


Today (July 27) we have just three Early Response Team (ERT) people and two local folks working in Westfield and Brocton. Tomorrow (July 28) we expect a similar size group.


ERT response has been thin. The most robust response has been from Mennonites and a Congregational church in CT!


Any/all help is needed. Please prayfully consider volunteering for this clean-up effort.


-- Roger and Donna Cullen, UNY Conference Coordinators, Volunteers in Mission



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 70 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

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,

Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood



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