December 2017  
Upcoming Events


Power of Prayer
10:00 AM
Meet in the Sunshine Room at Ripley UMC, 84 W. Main St.
Time of Prayer & Praise
6:30 PM to 7:10 PM
Chapel at Christ First UMC, 663 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown. Chapel is located just inside the church's Buffalo Street entrance.
  • 2017-18 District Directory Updated

    The 2017-18 Cornerstone District Directory has been updated as of November 20, 2017. You can find it under Resources. If you have any updates, please call or email the District Office.

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Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb shares a message for Advent and Christmas with the Upper New York Conference. He recites the words of the hymn Send your Word, expressing that those very words are his prayer for the UNY Conference and the world this Christmas season. He reminds people to hear the good news and proclaim the good news of the birth of Christ, the birth of our Savior who came into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world. He explains how the world needs the Truth of Christ that he is the light of the world this Christmas season. Click here to listen to Bishop Webb's heartfelt and hope-filled holiday message.


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


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