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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    Cornerstone District


    Welcome to the Cornerstone District of the Upper New York Conference. Our 71 churches are surrounded by the rolling hills, woodlands, lakes, rivers and streams of our region. The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Lake, the Seneca Nation, the Allegheny Reservoir and Lake Erie are all within our district.

    Our people and churches come in all “shapes and sizes” – we have praise bands and pipe organs, Bible studies and food pantries, youth ministries and mission trips. We celebrate our diversity knowing that we are united by our love for Christ, and we share that love with others – down the street and around the world.

    On this page you can find a calendar of upcoming events and educational opportunities, you can search for pastors or congregations near you, and find contact information for our district leadership.

    With more than 140,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 825 local churches and 90 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."