As the fall season approaches and we prepare to celebrate the bounty of the harvest, Grand Master Charvonia calls on brothers statewide to return to their lodges to celebrate the joy of fellowship and fraternity. Read the Proclamation.
Here are some tips for celebrating Come to Lodge Month with your brothers.
1. Plan a special program with your lodge to recognize the importance of fellowship. Ask members to contribute meaningful stories about what fellowship has meant to them. Ask new members to share messages in the ritual that inspire feelings of brotherhood.
2. Celebrate our Masonic family. Reach out to Masonic youth and members of concordant and appendant bodies to emphasize the importance of the fraternal family in your community. Plan a fun family-oriented celebration.
3. Reconnect with less active members. Has a brother in your lodge stopped attending recently because of work conflicts, family obligations, illness, or transportation difficulties? Reach out to him to ask how you can help lighten his burden so that he may continue to attend lodge.
When planning this month-long observation, Grand Master Charvonia noted, “When the brothers of our lodges come together to practice fellowship and engage the wisdom of each other’s company, we are truly able to begin to make a profound difference in our society, and to go about repairing our world, by improving ourselves.”
Come to Lodge Month is an excellent opportunity to reflect upon the importance of our relationships with our brothers and our Masonic families – and the good we can achieve when we work together.
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