Faith in God, Hope in Immortality, & Charity to all Mankind
Are men who seek something more. We believe in God and immortality of the soul. We are active in our houses of worship, in our communities, in charitable endeavors, and we always seek to improve. We are elite, but not elitist... and we hold dear our fellowship with like-minded men.
Freemasonry is a fraternity of brothers who share one common goal: to help each other become better men. We strengthen and improve our character by learning and practicing basic virtues of fraternal love, charity, and truth. Our principles extend far beyond our interactions with each other, and we strive to apply them to our daily lives. All who join Freemasonry must declare their belief in the existence of a Supreme Being, and practice their own personal faith, but the Fraternity is neither a religion nor a place to worship. Rather, it is a place where men of all monotheistic creeds can meet and focus on the great truths of peaceful human interaction that are common to all religions.
Freemasons are respectable citizens who are taught to conform to the moral laws of society and to abide by the laws of the government under which they live. Many of our nation's early patriots were Masons, as were thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen Presidents of the United States, beginning with George Washington.
Today, there are millions of Freemasons around the world who come from virtually every occupation and profession. Within the Fraternity, however, they all meet as equals. They come from diverse political ideologies, but they meet as friends. They come from virtually every religious belief, but they all believe in a Supreme Being.
One of the most fascinating aspects of Freemasonry has always been: how so many men, from so many different walks of life, can meet together in peace, never have any political or religious debates, always conduct their affairs in harmony and friendship, and call each other "Brother!"
The Masonic Lodge meets one evening per month to conduct its regular business and vote on Petitions for Membership. After the business session there is often a brief informative program. It is here where the bonds of friendship and fellowship are strengthened.
Freemasons are men of charity and good works. They remain unchallenged as "the world's greatest philanthropy!" The Freemasons of America contribute more than two million dollars every day to charitable causes which they, alone, have established. These services to mankind represent an unparralled example of the humanitarian commitment and concern of this unique and honorable Fraternity.
A place where you can confidently trust every person and trust your family with them also.
A place where moral virtues are taught and through these teachings a regular reinforcement of the moral virtues is experienced.
A place to spend time with a group of brothers, who by acting as good men, make me want to become a better man. Not better than others, but better than I would have otherwise been.
A place to become better equipped to serve God and community. A place you can go to seek support as well as give it.
A place to meet outstanding individuals from all walks of life, that a person would not otherwise have had the opportunity to know and call brother.
A place that provides self-development opportunities, leadership training and experience, and to improve public speaking skills. A place where, within moral and civil guidelines; free thought, free speaking and the spiritual growth of man, can grow into its fullest potential.