Whatcom Lodge Masters Message 2016/2017

Welcome to Whatcom lodge.

What is Freemasonry? Why Have so many men of character and integrity throughout history been proud to call themselves Freemasons? Why consider becoming a Freemason? These, and questions like them have been asked by men for centuries, and the answers have had a profound impact on both world history, and the history of our great nation, the United States of America.

Freemasonry is, at it’s core, a system of morality, veiled in alegory, and illustrated by symbols. It’s purpose is to take good men, and make them better men. The Stonemasons who constructed many of the grand cathedrals and like structures throughout Europe formally organized modern Freemasonry in 1717 into the Grand Lodge of England. While the craft of Stonemasonry faded over time as other types of construction gained favor, the values and lessons of Freemasonry were transformed into a brotherhood that has been at work bringing men of different nationalities, religious beliefs, and professions together to work with intention at building themselves into better men. Like a sculptor who carves away the unwanted and unnecessary bits of material to reveal the work of art that lies beneath, so do Freemasons work at eliminating the unwanted and superflouous bits of our nature, continually and actively engaging in the pursuit of personal mastery and excellence.

Freemasons such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and John Hancock used the tenants of Freemasonry to help mold our great republic. Freemasons John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin were instrumental in humanities exploration of space, and regular men like your plumber, doctor or mechanic actively engage in their own personal pursuit of excellence in part, through active participation in Freemasony.

If you are male, over 18 years of age, poses a belief in God, and desire to find out more about the oldest and largest Fraternal organization in the world, we at Whatcom Lodge extend a heartfelt invitation to you to contact us via the contact tab here on our website, or to simply join us for dinner prior to our meetings on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 5:30pm. We look forward to meeting you.

Paul Brainard
Worshipful Master, Whatcom Lodge #151