No Rock River Patriots Meeting on Friday April 14th, 2017

There will be NO Rock River Patriots meeting on April 14th.  Our normal meeting date lands on Good Friday.  Since many of our members will be attending church services, we felt the best option is to cancel the meeting.

Happy Ressurection Day!

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.

However, Easter did not always symbolize Christ’s resurrection from the dead and the meaning of Easter was quite different than what Christians celebrate today. The feast day of Easter was originally a pagan celebration of renewal and rebirth. Celebrated in the early spring, it honored the pagan Saxon goddess Eastre. When the early missionaries converted the Saxons to Christianity, the holiday, since it fell around the same time as the traditional memorial of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, was merged with the pagan celebration, and became know as Easter. The meaning of Easter was also changed to reflect its new Christian orientation.

Today, the meaning of Easter, for million of Christians, is that of honoring and recognizing Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, and His glorious promises of eternal life for all who believe in Him.

 

No Rock River Patriots Meeting on Friday April 14th, 2017

There will be NO Rock River Patriots meeting on April 14th.  Our normal meeting date lands on Good Friday.  Since many of our members will be attending church services, we felt the best option is to cancel the meeting.

Rock River Patriots Meeting This Friday February 10th

The Rock River Patriots are having a meeting this Friday February 10th at 6pm in Fort Atkinson at the Dwight Foster Library in the community room.  The Dwight Foster Library is located at 209 Merchants Avenue.

At this meeting, we will discuss current events and initiatives.  State Senator Steve Nass will be our guest speaker and provide an update on all that is happening in Madison, now that the session is underway .

There is a lot to discuss.  We hope to see you all there!

Rock River Patriots Meeting This Friday February 10th

The Rock River Patriots are having a meeting this Friday February 10th at 6pm in Fort Atkinson at the Dwight Foster Library in the community room.  The Dwight Foster Library is located at 209 Merchants Avenue.

At this meeting we will discuss current events and initiatives.  More information will be released as we finalize plans for our guest speaker.

There is a lot to discuss.  We hope to see you all there!

Rock River Patriots Meeting This Friday January 13th

The Rock River Patriots are having a meeting in Fort Atkinson this Friday January 13th beginning at 6:00pm in the Community Room at the Dwight Foster Library.  The Dwight Foster Library is located at 209 Merchants Avenue.

At this meeting, we will discuss current events and initiatives.  Hope to see you all there!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas.  Many people like to think about all the gifts and celebrations that happen on this holiday. It is very easy to let yourself get lost in all of the festivities. It is very easy to forget what this time is really all about.  Some of us give each other gifts because we have been told in the past “Tis is the season to be giving.”

Christmas, however, does not have to do with the gifts that you did or did not get.  No matter how big or how small, those gifts cannot compare to God’s gift to humanity.  The gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of all.  “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?” Mark 8:36

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we encourage you to take a few minutes to contemplate what this means for us.  The Creator of the Universe desires a relationship with each and every one of us.  He proved his love for us despite our sinful condition by sending Jesus Christ to be the perfect sacrifice for sin in our place.  “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

God sacrificed a part of himself because he loved us so much.

May God’s blessings be upon you this Christmas, and we wish you a prosperous New Year!

Upcoming Events

January 3rd is the deadline to file your papers to run for local office including county board and school board. If you want to make a difference, now is the time. These are areas that directly affect you, and you can make a huge impact.

 

 

REMINDER: No Rock River Patriots Meeting Tomorrow December 9th

This just a reminder that there is NO ROCK RIVER PATRIOTS MEETING tomorrow, December 9th.  We had the Rock River Patriots meeting one week early to accommodate the many Christmas celebrations.  See you in the new year!