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As we know, guidelines for church reopening are being updated frequently. Currently churches may operate at 25 percent seating capacity as long as reopening guidelines are followed:

New York State Guidelines Religious/Funeral Services

Upper New York Conference Guidelines, June 9 update

NYS County Health Department links

Churches are required to have developed a Safety Plan and have it available/on file at the church and to submit a form that affirms that guidelines are being followed prior to reopening.

Upper New York also is requiring that churches affirm their compliance with safety requirements by submitting this form. Deadline for submission is Friday, June 26, 2020.

As always, please contact any of the following if you have concerns/questions:

suzanneblock@unyumc.org, 716-860-7860

cornerstonedistrict@unyumc.org, 716-665-2423

susanletessa@unyumc.org, UNY Director of Benefits & Human Resources, 315-898-2002

Please continue to practice social distancing and healthy habits to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Be safe and stay strong!

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 66 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. Suzanne Block
Cornerstone District Superintendent


Contact Us  
Cornerstone Dist., UNY Conf.
663 Lakeview Ave
Jamestown, New York 14701
Mailing Address
PO Box 842
Jamestown, New York 14702
Phone 716-665-2423
Fax 716-665-3763
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