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5-Minute Book Review: “Freemasons for Dummies”

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish there were a clear introduction to Freemasonry … one that would deepen my own understanding and that I could share with others?” Well, here it is. Hailed by the readers of Fraternal Review magazine as one of the “10 Best Masonic Books of the Millennium,” Freemasons for…

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Are You a Good Role Model? A Checklist for Masons

Take a moment to ask yourself: “Who do I know who is a good role model?” Do you think of your dad? Your mother? A beloved grandparent, uncle, or aunt? Or do you think of Masons throughout history such as George Washington, whose life was the very embodiment of integrity? No matter who you think…

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Spring Reunion

Spring Reunion- Degree Work March 30, 2024 4° “Builder” Live A Master Mason seeks divine guidance.  22° “Prince of Libanus” Video 8° “Intendant of the Building” Live Based on the Old Testament story of King David.  Candidate Registration:  8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Degree Work:  9 a.m. Lunch:  11:30 a.m. PLEASE NOTE:  Our Ladies are invited to the meal,…

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Christmas and Freemasonry: Exploring the Deeper Meaning

As we go through the very special and cherished Christmas season, let’s pause for a few moments to reflect on the deeper meaning of Christmas for Masons. What is the relationship between Christmas and Freemasonry? What affirmed values does our brotherhood share with the Christmas story and with the teachings of Jesus? Let’s consider ….

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Treating Women Respectfully: Thoughts for Masons & Order of the Eastern Star

As Masons, we are deeply and profoundly committed to living a values-based life—one devoted to Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth. And if you are one of the more than 6,000 members of the Maine Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, your membership is based on a Masonic affiliation or  relationship, and…

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Values-Based Listening Skills for Masons

 As Masons, we are crystal-clear—and deeply passionate—about our moral values. Go to our Valley of Portland website and you’ll see it plainly laid out: “We believe in teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth.” And though we often don’t think specifically about listening skills in this connection, the fact is…

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Quarterly Meeting

Friday January 5, 2024   7:00 PM Portland Masonic Temple 415 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101 Quarterly Meting of the Valley of Portland will be held in the 5th floor conference room. We meet Quarerly on the 1st Friday’s of January, March & October. With our Annual meeting the 3rd Thursday of May. Up coming meetings…

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Grand Master’s Class

Saturday October 21, 2023 Degrees: 4° – Builder , 15° – Knight of the East , 16° – Prince of Jerusalem , 29° – Knight of Saint Andrew , 32° – Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret Location:  Portland Masonic Center, 415 Congress Street, Portland, ME, 04101 Details:  Registration 8:00am-8:45am 4th Degree 9:00am 15th Degree 10:00am 16th Degree with Lunch 11:15am 29th Degree 1:30pm 32nd Degree…

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How to Promote Freemasonry to Friends and Other Prospects

How to Promote Freemasonry to Friends and Other Prospects

It’s one of the tougher challenges we face: How can we successfully promote Freemasonry to others? How can we most effectively communicate to others the deep enrichment we receive by being brothers—and the enrichment we bring to others in our community? Let’s take a couple of minutes to shine light on a few of the…

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Why Maine Men Should Become Masons

When you think of “Maine men,” what do you think of? The stereotype might be a guy with a northern New England accent, wearing a plaid shirt and expertly handling a lobster roll. But it goes way beyond that. Maine men come from a distinctive culture—with a distinctive set of values—that makes them perfectly suited…

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