Evergreen - Benjamin Masonic Lodge #131, PHA

Evergreen - Benjamin Masonic Lodge #131, PHA

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Good afternoon everyone.

It is that time of year again. We are having our 2nd Annual Bike and Toy Drive. Our Junior Warden, Brother James Young Jr. in partnership with Portsmouth 100 Masonic Lodge and the Salvation Army are collecting money and bikes for those less fortunate. I know we all have it a little tight this time of year. Just please keep in mind that some families have it way worse than we do. Make a kid smile this holiday season is all we are asking you help us do. Please contact James Young or Robert Barrett if you would like to help.

Remember God blesses those who bless others. Thank you !!

Robert K. Barrett
Worshipful Master
Portsmouth 100

History tells us that Evergreen Lodge #131 was chartered during the Jan. 1908, 33th Grand Session with R. C. Cheatham as W.M., R. B. Fitzgerald, S.W.

and C. Laneare as Jr. Warden. Benjamin Lodge #219 came about during the year 1921 and the 46th Grand “Most Improved Lodge for the year” 2003-2004 and “The Lodge of the Year” for the District

Dec. 2004; Crewe – Burkeville Christmas Parade; Non-Commercial Floats, 2nd Place Winners

Runner Up for “The Lodge of the Year” for the District 2004 -2005

Dec. 2005; Crewe – Burkeville Christmas Parade; Non-Commercial Floats, 3rd Place Winners

Operating as usual

01/10/2022

I pray each of you are having a great start to a New Year! Stay safe!

07/14/2021

There maybe something too it… thanks to our Brothers who have served as our secretary they have been amazing!

07/14/2021

A man walks down the street of his hometown and sees the old Masonic lodge closed and falling apart. He had left for the service and said when he returned home he wanted to join the lodge because as a child he was so impressed by the quality of men he met there. He recalled the fish fry’s and barbecues he attended there, the Christmas parties and other events.
He saw an old lady walking down the street and asks her what happened? He recalled how he would see the members gather for meetings, holding events for the community and marching in the parade. Such great men, beacons of the town, men of influence but more importantly, just great men.
The old woman stated, “ My husband used to attend lodge there. For decades he would spend countless hours working to prepare for events and meetings, oh how he loved being around his Brothers. He loved being a Freemason and so looked forward to the fellowship, he loved being surrounded by good men, like minded men who knew they was something bigger than themselves.”
“But what happened? “, asked the man, “Where’d they all go?”
“Well son”, said the old lady, “They died or moved away but it started down this path long before that. The Brothers stopped coming, they stopped working on the lodge, they stopped holding events. When the Brothers stopped attending, the events stopped, the people stopped coming, when the people stopped coming, the fundraisers stopped, when the fundraisers stopped, the Brothers were asked to pitch in to keep their lodge alive. Unfortunately, the Brothers has more important things to do. They would have all kinds of reasons why they couldn’t come give a few hours of their time.
There used to be dozens but eventually there were just a few, my husband called them ‘The faithful few’. Sometimes they barely had enough to hold meetings, they couldn’t do Degree work because they didn’t have enough members present, they couldn’t grow because they couldn’t bring in new men. Sadly as those faithful few aged, they just couldn’t do it all anymore. They tried but after the events stopped, so did their relations with the town folk. The people who had enjoyed the events over the years lost interest in helping out. They drained what little money they had left to try and keep it open but it all dried up. After they closed my husband was miserable, it was the one thing he looked forward to each month and now it was gone.”
The man looked on with tears in his eyes, such a great institution that did so much for its community was gone.

Our Lodges are not just buildings of brick and mortar, they buildings of Brotherly Love. Love held between Brothers of the order and shown to our communities but they can’t survive on love alone. Like any great organization, it is the members who keep it going. Much like the crops of the field will die off without the rains, our Lodges will die off without its members. We all have other things that go on, that is life, but we must make every effort to set aside the time, as little as four hours a month, to attend meetings, do the work and maintain our temple.

05/19/2021

This is “how brothers love one another!”

05/19/2021

So true!

05/09/2021

To all of the wonderful women who have earned the ranks of being a mom, happy Mother’s Day we love you!

04/10/2021

Man how cool!

04/04/2021
04/04/2021
Photos from Evergreen - Benjamin Masonic Lodge #131, PHA's post 03/14/2021

Always like to share what others are doing.

03/12/2021

Awesome!

03/12/2021

Check this out my brothers!

03/02/2021

The Funeral service for Past Worshipful Master James H. (Jimmy )Jennings will be Friday at 11:00am. At Hawkes Funeral Home in Amelia Visitation will be Thursday from 12-8 at Hawkes Funeral Home in Blackstone.

02/26/2021
02/25/2021

Brothers and sisters, we have a brother who is fighting cancer he needs your prayers!

02/09/2021
The secret ceremonies and rituals of female Freemasons 01/27/2021

The secret ceremonies and rituals of female Freemasons

Something you should read in your search for more light...

Havoc Cicero

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41804543

The secret ceremonies and rituals of female Freemasons The female Freemasons have gathered for over 100 years. Now they are looking for younger recruits.

01/19/2021
01/11/2021

Peace World!!! Received this from a Great Brother!!! Peace!!!

RULES TO TEACH YOUR SON

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.

3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.

4. In a negotiation, never take the first offer.

5. Request the late check-out.

6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

9. Play with passion or don’t play at all.

10. Always protect your siblings. #Important

11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.

13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.

14. You marry the girl, you marry her family. #Truth

15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.

17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.

18. Never turn down a breath mint.

19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.

20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.

21. Stand on principle.

22. Eat lunch with the new kid.

23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.

25. Manners maketh the man.

26. Give credit. Take the blame.

27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.

28. Write down your dreams.

29. Remember at times the rain must fall for us to appreciate the sun. #Absolutely

30. Be confident and humble at the same time.

31. Be the bridge builder.

32. If ever in doubt, remember whose SON you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!

Copy, Paste And Post A Picture Of Your Son(s)

01/08/2021
01/05/2021

Just saying...

01/05/2021

Place to buy from...

01/02/2021

Happy New Year my brothers and sisters!

12/25/2020
12/18/2020

Stay safe, wash your hands and wear your mask. Let’s pray for each other and pray that better days are a head.

12/14/2020
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11/27/2020
11/24/2020
11/18/2020

This is a good read guys! PM Otis Gallion

Buzz Aldrin is a Boy Scout and a Freemason. He is the second man to have walked on the moon, and the first Mason to set foot upon the celestial globe, making him one of the most famous Masonic Scouters in History. When Buzz traveled to the Moon, he carried this Masonic flag with him. Freemasonry was very important to Aldrin, and when he stepped out onto the lunar surface, he honored not only the Craft, but every Mason who has ever lived.

Under a special deputation from Grand Master J. Guy Smith, Aldrin was given the authority to open a Representation of the Grand Lodge of Texas on the Moon and establish Masonic Territorial Jurisdiction there. Aldrin carried the deputation to the Moon, along with a 33° Scottish Rite flag, which he unfurled on July 20, 1969, stating that "our flags" were being planted on the lunar surface. That day, mankind finally walked on the Moon in peace and friendship – two virtues that every Mason carries within his heart.

Aldrin was also a Boy Scout. The peril of his mission required him to train for every possible scenario, as even the smallest mishap in space could lead to certain disaster. His years of rigorous astronaut training exemplified the two simple words of the Scout motto: BE PREPARED.

11/07/2020

Today

Thank you Lord for hearing and answering our prayers!

More votes than any other President! First woman of color and mixed family, as Vice President. The First Lady will continue to teach, knowing what it feels like to be in a real world, while serving. And yes maybe the oldest but more experience coming in on day one, than any other! Please be Joe and bring peace to this land!

Have any of you noticed there are no guns and no confederate flags but the United States flag and so much peace! And the mixture of people and ages!

Congratulations!

11/06/2020
10/11/2020

We will be having a work night on October 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Dress casual, will be social distance and temperate checks!

08/23/2020

I love history and some time get caught up in facts that most don’t think about. But today while watching stuff on YouTube, I learned that these three men were also Mason, Roy Rogers was even a 33 degree 

04/19/2020

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

MORAL :
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from worries - Most never happens.

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.

4. Give more.

5. Expect less from people but more from yourself.

You have two choices... smile and close this page, or pass this along to someone else to share the lesson.

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If there is anyway that we can be of any help to you, i.e. finding lost brothers, sending out letters, attending your meetings or being a part of some committee, please feel free to let us know. Remember being seen in the communities, being positive, showing people that we have fun in and out of church, proving that we are not just men in dark suits that you see at funerals help to make people want to be a part of our fraternity. Times are changing to the point where you may need to do more than wait to be asked to become a mason, but show the good reason for being a mason.

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