August 2017  
Upcoming Events


Lunch at Hurlbut Memorial
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Corner of Scott & Pratt at Chautauqua Institution
Cost is $8, eat in or take out
Kingdom Konxions
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 W. Main St.


Lunch at Hurlbut Memorial
11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Corner of Scott & Pratt at Chautauqua Institution
Cost is $8, eat in or take out
Music at the Pond in West Valley
7:00 PM
Live music and ICE CREAM SUNDAES served by members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church! This free event now will be held at the West Valley Volunteer Hose Company hall, 9085 Route 240, West Valley, NY.
  • UNY Connectional Ministries brochures available

    Brochures for Upper New York's Illuminate Preaching Academy, Leadership Academy & Tending the Soul can be found under Resources/UNY Connectional Ministries on this website. If you are interested in more information about any of these programs offered by our Conference's Vital Congregations ministry, please contact DS Sherri Rood.

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August 13, 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Having just returned this morning from some time away with limited access to news, my heart breaks upon reading the reports of what occurred in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, August 12th. This is evil fully manifested. As the Church of Jesus Christ, we must stand strongly against this kind of hate and racism. I urge you to pray and continue to seek ways to be the hands and feet of Christ. Through your actions and your words boldly proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

This is a spiritual matter, plain and simple. May we remember that Christ calls us to renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of our sin. Christ calls us to accept the freedom and power God gives to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. And Christ calls us to confess him as Savior, put our whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as Lord, in union with the church which he has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races.

Let us confidently offer the light of Christ, as it alone will pierce the darkness within our world.

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


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
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    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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    – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • District Office Closed