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Cooks were determined for our annual Men’s Potluck Supper at 6:00 PM before the March 19 meeting. Now we need a lot of Brothers to come and eat!
Jeptha Lodge nominated WB Allen Eide for a position on the Grand Lodge Jurisprudence Committee to be determined at the June Grand Lodge session.
Jeptha Lodge voted to second several Grand Lodge Constitution and By-Laws amendments at the June Grand Lodge session.
WB Brian Sohl delivered Meals on Wheels for the Lodge.
Education Officer Joe West used the December 2018 Short Talk Bulletin, “Masonic Civility” by MWB John Marinucci of the Grand Lodge of Delaware, for his presentation. Marinucci states that we are living in a time marked by increasing hate and intolerance. Americans seem more divided in their views with rhetoric increasing offensive. People have even resorted to violence. Masons, he says, can help heal the country by practicing outside the Lodge the Masonic Civility we enjoy within a Lodge. Life is about relationships and how we treat people. We can disagree without being disagreeable. History has many examples of Masons guiding societal change and we can help to reverse this current trend.

 

How Do I Join?

Freemasonry is available to men of good character who believe in a Supreme Being. We are closed to avowed atheists and agnostics. There are no restrictions relating to race, creed, or religion.

To begin, contact a Mason by telephone, by e-mail, or in person. He will be happy to answer your questions, or refer you to someone who can.

If you decide that Masonry is right for you, the next step is to request a Petition for Degrees of Masonry, which will ask for some basic information, such as your name, age, occupation, and place of residence.

Your sponsor will present your petition to the Lodge, which will consider your request. When your petition is accepted, you will face a three-step initiation. Each step opens doors to new knowledge and deeper understanding.

These initiation rites are solemn and wholesome, intended to convey basic moral truths and principles of morality that are accepted by good men everywhere: the Golden Rule, tolerance, gratitude to the Almighty for His many blessings, love of and respect for one’s family, charity towards all men, and patriotism. Upon taking part in the the first step, called the Entered Apprentice degree, you will advance to the second degree, known as the Fellowcraft, and, ultimately, raised to the Master Mason degree.