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Announcements
  • District Office Closed February 19 & 20

    The Cornerstone District Office closes at 4:30 p.m. February 15 and will reopen Wednesday, February 21. If you have items to drop off, please enter Christ First UMC from the Buffalo Street parking lot.


  • Many Thanks!

    Thank you to all of you who shared Saturday, February 10, with us at our Learning Day for Laity & Clergy. We appreciate your faithfulness and support and look forward to seeing you at next year's event.


  • Lenten Devotional Available

    Our sisters and brothers at Panama UMC and Park UMC in Sinclairville invite you on a Lenten journey using Rehab, a daily devotional about God's redeeming work in our lives. Members of both congregations have contributed to this resource. A downloadable version (PDF) is available under Resources (Lent 2018) on this website.


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Sisters and brothers in Christ, 
 
Our hearts ache and our spirits grieve as once again senseless violence and evil has taken the lives of innocent people. I invite you to join me in praying for the victims and families of the shooting yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Our prayers are with our United Methodist brothers and sisters in the communities of Parkland and Coral Springs, Florida as they seek to be the presence of Christ during this horrific time.
 
Like you, I watch and listen as people attempt to make sense of events like this. I hear the discussions that attempt to find a reason and then ultimately a solution. We must lead and be engaged in the conversations that address the moral and spiritual decay in our society. We must lead and be engaged in the conversations that work toward ending all acts of violence and evil, including gun violence. We must lead and be engaged in the conversations that seek to address the hopelessness, fear, and spiritual yearnings found in each person. We must confess our lack of compassion, passion, and urgency in offering the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and action to the world around us.
 
Ephesians 6 remind us of a powerful truth: "for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." The words of Jesus in John 12 invite us to claim and proclaim a promise as well - "I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness."
 
May we allow the light of Jesus to continue to transform us and then may we take that light into the darkest parts of our community and world, trusting that light to penetrate the darkness. The light of Christ is our hope, our source of peace and the true solution for transforming change in us, in others and in our world. Let us boldly offer Jesus! 
 

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  
Monday
  • District Office Open
    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday
  • District Office Open
    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday
  • District Office Open
    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday
  • District Office Open
    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday
  • District Office Closed