Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Matthew 7:7

It has been our custom to never solicit membership for our Masonic Lodge. Our Masonic Families are built on a belief that dedication to service comes from the HEART. A person who is seeking membership (a candidate) must request membership by asking a Mason whom he knows to be in good standing with his Masonic Lodge.

That Mason will then request a petition from his lodge on behalf of the candidate, and if granted present it to the candidate. The candidate fills out the petition and returns it to the Mason who requested and gave him the petition for membership.

The Mason then presents the petition to the lodge, the membership present will vote to accept the petition, if accepted an investigation committee is formed to investigate the candidate and report back to the lodge.

The committee reports back to the lodge then the members present votes to accept the candidate. If the decision to accept is unanimous, the candidate will be notified as to the date, time and location on which he will receive the first of three separate degrees. Each individual is required to show suitable proficiency in each degree that may be conferred upon him and only then can he be advanced.

Masonry seeks to improve the Community and to Make good Men become better through the belief in the Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Men and the immortality of the Soul.

Who Are Masons?

Masons, also known as Freemasons, are Men with a social conscience and a charitable perspective. We are a fraternal organization that shares common moral ideals and esoteric values. While we are not a religious institution we all share a belief in a Supreme Being. Our membership is based on the doctrine of “Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth”. While Masons loyally help each other, we also take pride in assisting others; we participate in charitable activities and community service.

If you’ve done some research on the Internet or have watched TV shows about Masonry, you may even think you know what we are about. To be honest, because of the sheer amount of misinformation on the Internet and television, or hearsay from the streets your ideas on Freemasonry are probably not entirely correct.

How Do You Become A Mason?

A person must pass through a series of educational steps and learn our organization’s laws; they are encouraged to gain a deep understanding of themselves and their Supreme Being, no matter how they imagine him to be. There are certain rules as to who can become a Mason. Everyone is welcome but not everyone is accepted. We maintain strict privacy about our practices; Members do have private ways to recognize each other. It is a system of Morality veiled in allegory.

Is Our Membership A Secret?

Our membership is private not secret. We are the oldest fraternity in the world and can trace our history to biblical times. Our membership is worldwide, our lodges are clearly visible and our deeds are publicly noted. We march in parades, dedicate buildings visit the sick and shut in and feed the less fortunate. Our members come from all walks of life such as teachers, policeman, doctors, lawyers, sailors, soldiers, janitors, shopkeepers, congressmen and presidents.

What Is Prince Hall Freemasonry?

Prince Hall Freemasonry (also known as African American Freemasonry) was named after Prince Hall (c.?1735–1807). He was an African American noted as an abolitionist, for his leadership in the free black community in Boston, and as the founder of Prince Hall Freemasonry, he lobbied for education rights for black children and was active in the back-to-Africa movement. He is considered one of the most influential free black leaders in the late 1700s.

Who Are Famous Masons?

Famous Prince Hall Masons include Garrett A. Morgan, Sr., Robert Abbot, UN Ambassador Andrew Young, “Count” Basie, Henry Blair, Edward Bouchet, “Nat King” Cole, Ossie Davis, W.E.B. DuBois, Edward Kennedy, “Duke” Ellington, Medgar Evers, Alex Haley , Benjamin L. Hooks, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jack Johnson, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Benjamin E. Mays, Kweisi Mfume, Richard Pryor, A. Philip Randolph, Congressman Charles Rangel, "Sugar" Ray Robinson, Arthur A. Schomburg, Rev. Al Sharpton, Booker T. Washington and Governor David Paterson.

The founding fathers of this great nation were Masons; Prince Hall, Ben Franklin, Benjamin Banneker, Paul Revere, John Hancock and several Presidents; George Washington, James Monroe, Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman and Gerald Ford.

The Brotherhood is distinctive and mysterious; a bond between good men, a bond that strengthens us when we’re together and sustains us when we’re apart.