Visiting the District Office

The District office observes guidelines recommended by the Upper New York Conference and New York State. You must make an appointment to visit the office (Monday or Thursday). The day of your appointment, we ask that you complete the Health Questionnaire and bring it with you. Please park in the church's handicapped parking on Lakeview Avenue. Call the office (716-665-2423) when you arrive to gain entrance to the building. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing; hand sanitizer will be available when you enter the office. If you have any questions, please call or email the office, 716-665-2423 or

2020-2021 Charge Conference Forms

Please click on Resources on this website, then choose 2020-2021 Charge Conference Information to find the forms you will need for your church's Charge Conference this year. Thank you for your patience as we work on the schedule for 2020 Charge Conferences.

2020-2021 District Directory

Please go to Resources/2020-2021 District Directory on this site. Each "chapter" of the directory is available as a Microsoft Word document and as a PDF. If you notice anything that should be changed/corrected, please email

UNY Local Church Reopening Guidelines

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:, 716-860-7860, 716-665-2423, UNY Director of Benefits & Human Resources, 315-898-2002


New Mailing Address for District Office

Please note our new mailing address: PO Box 842, Jamestown, NY, 14702. The physical address for the Cornerstone District Office is the same, on the second level of Christ First UMC, 663 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown, NY

Find Worship Online

Missing your favorite Sunday church service or looking for somewhere new? Click here to find an online worship service that you can watch anywhere. If your church's livestream is missing from this list, please email the link(s) and time(s) to