In our annual planning, we have outlined three (3) readily achievable goals for Harmony Lodge in 2015. We
hope you can find time to join us for our Regular Communications, Degree Work, helping us to achieve our annual goals as noted below:
§ In an effort to
build stronger brotherly ties between ourselves and our District Lodges,
especially Port Royal #242, we will be hosting a monthly Fellowship breakfast
on the first Saturday of the every month. Details of our first breakfast are
o Date: Saturday,
o Time: 8 am
Breakfast prepared by Craig Dopson and Christian Sherbert
o Place: Harmony
o RSVP: Christian
Sherbert by Friday, March 6th at (843) 575-5667 or email at Christiansherbert1@gmail.com.
§ Harmony Lodge will
be participating in at least four (4) Community Events in 2015. The specific
events have not all been decided upon, but will be announced by our March
Regular Communication ~ suggestions are welcome. Our intentions for doing these
o Encourage Brotherly Fellowship
o Create Community Awareness for Masonry and
Harmony Lodge in particular
o Raise monies for Harmony Lodge
The above intentions are immediate, but our long-term goal is:
To BRAND Harmony Lodge as an organization that cares for and is involved in our community.
Most of us remember growing up and seeing The Shriners in every parade we attended; we then made an association between parades and The Shriners. We can BRAND ourselves in the same way by borrowing an idea from Hardeeville Lodge #348. They pass out water bottles at as many Hardeeville community events as possible. They do not charge, but put out a tip jar. They then donate a portion of the proceeds to whatever event they are working. At almost every event, their donations outweigh their costs.
Mathew 10:42: “And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.” John 4:14: “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”\
§ To become self-sufficient in regards to performing Degree Work. Our goal is NOT to deter any guest speakers from attending or doing work in Harmony Lodge. But rather we have the ability to perform our own first class quality work in all degrees. A list of speaking roles is available and most Brothers have already been asked to learn a specific part. We need to have two (2) Brothers proficient in each part, so there are still opportunities for those who want to learn.
Thank you to all the Brothers of Harmony Lodge #22 for their support and for re-electing me to my Station in the East for 2015. Your support this year in the regular tasks of the Lodge and in the Degree work is much appreciated. We have several new eager Brothers and more in the process of being Initiated, Passed, and Raised. According to our Audit Committee, we are in good financial condition. Our attendance and enthusiasm are on the upswing and we have some specific goals to accomplish as Men and Masons in 2015. I hope to see you in Lodge soon!
Christian Sherbert, WM
The Black and White Checkered Pavement
The squared pavement, now preserved in our tiled floor, almost certainly is derived from ancient floor patterns. This type of flooring is very evident in art, particularly in Dutch interiors of both churches and houses of important people. As has happened so often, Freemasonry has used a common artifact and given it a more esoteric meaning.
Should the V.S.L. Be Placed So That It Can Be Read By The W.M. Or The Candidate?
The V.S.L. [Volume of Sacred Law] is an essential part of the Loge when in session, and there is no specific rule as to which way it should be turned. But when it is to be used by a Candidate for the purpose of taking an Obligation, it becomes, in a certain sense, his Book. Our lodges are required to provide for each Candidate that particular version of Holy Writ which belongs to his faith and for the Obligation, at least, there can be no doubt that the Book should be so arranged that he can recognize and read it.
Light in Freemasonry
The Home Mission Board Report on Freemasonry criticizes Freemasonry for the “prevalent use of the term light,” which some may understand as a reference to salvation rather than knowledge or truth. Many anti-Masons believe the term light reefers to an alleged salvation available through Freemasonry. As any dictionary indicates, there are many definitions of light. The term does not always refer to Jesus Christ or salvation. The definition is determined by the person using the term, not by the interpreter. The motto of the Baltimore Sun is “Light for all.” Would anyone argue that the Baltimore Sun is teaching salvation in its pages? No, it uses light in the sense of knowledge or information, just as do Masons. The motto of Yale University is “LUX,” the Latin word for light. The list could go on. [Source: Fundamentalism and Freemasonry, Dr. Gary Leaser]
J.Howell Youmans, PM, SW
Howard R. Harris, PM
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Harmony Lodge is in need of a regular cook. Please call or email your Worshipful Master to step up to the plate and fill this important position.
From Home Page WEB Manager
Here is the calendar for January - April 2015.
(A copy in Adobe PDF form is here for easy printing and reading) Put this calendar on your refrigerator as a reminder.
Wit & Wisdom
“All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.”
-- Cyril Connolly
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
-- Benjamin Franklin
“If you’re afraid of loneliness, don’t marry.”
-- Anton Chekhow
“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”
-- John W. Gardner
“Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.”
-- Mark Twain
“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”
-- Eartha Kitt
“If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren’t well enough to travel.”
-- British Explorer Sir Vivian Fuchs
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Brothers, Happy Birthday to you!
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