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Bratfest

There will be a Bratfest & Beer Garden from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1424 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles. Live music will be by Back Tracks. Attendance prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $2 in advance and $3 at the door. For information call Ralph Amelung at 939-3331 or Jim Davis at 441-4614. Congregational Meeting

There will be a congregational meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Charles Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1815 Boonslick, St. Charles. Dessert and drinks will be provided. For information call 947-1821. Parent Conference

Better to Build Children than Repair Men is the theme of a three-day conference for parents from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday at First Baptist Church of O'Fallon, 302 South Service Road, O'Fallon. The conference is to educate parents and those who work with preschoolers and children. For information call 272-4838. Former Pastor To Visit

The Rev. James Blackwood, former pastor of St. Charles Presbyterian Church, Gamble at Sibley streets, St. Charles, will be at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. Blackwood was pastor of the church in the late 1940s when the Madison Street Church and the Jefferson Street Church federated. There will be a visit with Blackwood and his wife, Louise Ritter Blackwood, after the service in the church parlor. For information call 946-4467. Silent Auction

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 115 South Sixth Street, will have a silent auction from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the school's gym lobby. Among the items offered will be handmade quilts, afghans, services and more. Proceeds will benefit church and school ministries. For information call 946-2656. Women's Sunday

United Methodist Women's Sunday will be celebrated at the 8:10, 9:30 and 10:50 a.m. services Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 801 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles. Women will serve as ushers and greeters and will present the litany. An overview of the organization will be presented at each worship service. For information call 947-0066. Women's Sessions

Women are invited to take part in a Women in Touch Ministries on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a. …