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




  March 2018  
This Week's Events


Registration for Annual Conference is OPEN
Go to www.unyumc.org for more information.
Power of Prayer
10:00 AM
Meet in the Sunshine Room at Ripley UMC, 84 W. Main St.
Veterans' Dinner
6:30 PM
South Dayton UMC, 328 Pine St.
Open to all veterans and wounded veterans - each one may bring a guest. An evening of great food, entertainment, veterans' information and more is planned. Reservations are requested by Monday, March 19, and may be made by calling 716-988-5967.
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.


Registration for Annual Conference is OPEN
Go to www.unyumc.org for more information.
Prayer Warriors
8:30 AM
The group formerly known as the Fast Lane Warriors has relocated to Neighbors Café on Main Street in Cherry Creek. Please join them for breakfast, Christian conversation and prayer!
Tax Changes & Local Church Giving webinar
7:30 PM
A one-hour seminar offered by United Methodist Discipleship Ministries. Call or email the District Office for registration information.


Registration for Annual Conference is OPEN
Go to www.unyumc.org for more information.
District Office Closed
Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday throughThursday.


Registration for Annual Conference is OPEN
Go to www.unyumc.org for more information.
UMW Communion Brunch
9:00 AM
First United Methodist Church, 3594 Church St., Kennedy. Pastor Jennifer Delahoy and Pastor Grace Warren will be the speakers
Chili Dinner
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Steamburg UMC, 2642 Lebanon Rd.
Chili, salad, beverage & dessert - free will donation
  • Registration open to 9th Session of UNY Annual Conference

    Click here to register for the 2018 Upper New York Annual Conference taking place May 30 - June 2 at the SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus in Syracuse, NY.

    Before you register, please review these Guidelines.

    Click here to download the Housing Reservation Form.

    The deadline to register for Annual Conference is 11 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018. After that deadline, the next opportunity to register will be on-site and a $50 late registration fee will be charged.

    If you have questions that aren't answered in the Guidelines, please call or email the District Office.


  • 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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