Annual Souped Up bazaar July 6
LONG LAKE — The annual United Methodist Women's Souped Up bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6 at the Long Lake Town Hall.
Attendees can buy lunch, as a variety of soup and other items will be served throughout the day.
Handmade items, such as pillows, knitted items, painted slate, scarves, baby clothes, note cards, jewelry, quilts, artwork, blankets and more will be for sale. Also featured will be the ever-popular kitchen knives as well as a table of attic treasures and baked goods.
Admission is free, and so is the coffee.
Crown Point women holding benefit supper
CROWN POINT — The Crown Point United Methodist Women will hold a public roast turkey supper to benefit its mission projects at July 6 at the church, 1682 Creek Road.
The menu includes roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetable, cranberry salad, rolls, pie and beverage. Take-outs are at 4:30 p.m., and a sit-down meal starts at 5.
The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under, and free for those under age 5.
The church's mission projects include the local food pantry; Gateway, a home that works with troubled youth; the Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn; the United Methodist Committee on Relief, which helps when disasters occur throughout the world; and Albany United Methodist Society, which helps disadvantaged people in that area.
Church hosting benefit concert
LYON MOUNTAIN — The Back Porch Band is playing a benefit concert for hospice at 7 p.m. July 15 at St. Bernard's Church.
A $3 donation is requested at the door. Refreshments will also be available.
The event is sponsored by Holy Family Council 7215, Knights of Columbus, Lyon Mountain.
Vendors needed for
St. Mary's festival in Ti
TICONDEROGA — Vendor spaces are still available for the St. Mary's Summer Festival, which will be held July 20 through 22 at St. Mary's Church and school.
The festival will include carnival rides, arts and crafts, chicken barbecue, food, entertainment, a $10,000 raffle, semi-formal dinner and dance with auction, and more.
For $50, vendors will receive a 10-foot by 10-foot space under a tent from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Anyone interested in a vendor space should contact Kristina Wells at 585-3420. For more information, visit www.stmarysfestival.com.
German court: circumcision on Jewish boys is assault
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that circumcising Jewish boys amounts to bodily harm even if parents consent to the procedure.
The state court in Cologne said the child's right to physical integrity trumps freedom of religion and parents' rights, German news agency dapd reported this week.
The case involved a doctor accused of carrying out a circumcision on a 4-year-old that led to medical complications. The doctor was acquitted, however, and prosecutors said they won't appeal.
The president of Germany's Central Council of Jews, Dieter Graumann, called the ruling "unprecedented and insensitive."
He urged parliament to clarify the legal situation "to protect religious freedom against attacks."
Graumann said the circumcision of newborn Jews has been practiced for thousands of years and "every country in the world respects this religious right."