To promote a way of life that binds like-minded men in a worldwide brotherhood
that transcends all religious, ethnic, cultural, social and educational differences;
by teaching the great principles of brotherly love, relief and truth;
and by the outward expression of these through its fellowship,
its compassion and its concern, to find ways in which to serve
God, family, country, neighbors and self.
What is Freemasonry?
It’s the oldest, largest and most prestigious fraternity in the world. We’re kind of like a civic club, a charitable institution and a fraternity — all rolled into one.
We’re like a civic club in that we do a lot of community and statewide projects. We’re like a major charity in that we give almost $2 million away every day. But, most importantly, we are a fraternity for men doing good things for each other, and trying to bring men of good morals and ethics together in our community.
What Do Masons Do?
The most important thing we do is take care of each other and our families. We are a fraternity. That means we help other Masons
Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization. It is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself and help make the world a better place.
As Masons, we lead by example, give back to our communities, and support numerous Masonic philanthropies. We invest in children, our neighborhoods, and our future.
The rich traditions and core values of our centuries-old fraternity are relevant today and will endure for centuries to come.
Masons practice a lifestyle based on honor, integrity, and philanthropic values. Masons believe that things like honesty, compassion, trust, and knowledge are important.
The fraternity transcends religious, ethnic, cultural, social, and educational differences. We respect others’ opinions and strive to grow and develop as human beings.
Our continuing pursuit of knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives.
We are committed to make a difference in our world through community service, volunteerism, and charity.
Strong family relationships are important, and we include our families in many of our activities. Striving to be better husbands, fathers, and family members enhances our fellowship.