An Overview of Freemasonry

Freemasonry is a way of life.

It is fraternal in organization, spiritual in character, based on the belief in the Fatherhood of God, Brotherhood of man and immortality of the soul.

Freemasonry is NOT a secret society.

It is a voluntary association wherein the interested one comes of his own free will and accord.

Freemasonry is a band of men bound together

It is the bonds of brotherly love and camaraderie that bind us and extends us to our brothers throughout the world.

Freemasonry is NOT a religion

Freemasonry, in its every effort and purpose, strives to do charitable work within its membership and for society and, through its teachings, seeks to make good men better men. The lessons conveyed by our ritual are based on the Golden Rule.

Freemasonry is:

Kindness in the home –
honesty in business

Courtesy in society –
fairness in work

Resistance toward the wicked –
pity and concern for the unfortunate

Help for the weak –
trust in the strong

Forgiveness for the penitent –
and, above all,
Love for one another and reverence and love for God.

Freemasonry is a Way of Life

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