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Bloomingburg Lodge No. 449
58 Main Street, Bloomingburg, OH 43106
Phone: (937) 366-9894
The Freemasons of Bloomingburg, Ohio
The Bloomingburg Lodge # 449 is the home of Bloomingburg F & AM (Free & Accepted Masons) Freemasons.
First Thursday Jan-Jun/Sep-Dec @7:30 PM
Our Lodge is a member of a much larger Fraternity:
Freemasonry is a fraternal organization, with a membership of about 1.4 million in the United States alone. Freemasonry exists in many different countries and in a variety of forms - with over 4 million Freemasons worldwide. One of the chief guiding principles of Freemasonry is a shared moral center, and joining requires a declaration of a belief in a Supreme Being or God (based on your religion).
Freemasons do not solicit for membership to our fraternal organization. If you are interested in becoming a Freemason and joining the fraternity, you must ask a Freemason, request a petition, and submit it to the Lodge to join. (thus the saying -
"To be one, ask one." or 2B1 Ask1)
We have another catch phrase - "Making good men better." So, like the Marines, we are looking for a "few good men" to make them "better men". If you believe you are one of the "few good men" and are looking for mental and spiritual growth, as well as, an opportunity to be of service to others, we encourage you to contact us and start the process of becoming a Freemason. Our moral philosophy, and what we stand for is on the "About us" page (please feel free to check it out). Our role in society and our qualifications to join are also found on the same page.
Freemasonry-A Brotherhood of Values
Freemasonry is organized into a series of Grand Lodges. Each of these Grand Lodges governs a particular jurisdiction (in the US, it is by State), with the jurisdiction comprised of a number of constituent lodges. Freemasonry also includes a number of other bodies (at last count - around 192), in essence - organizations that maintain their own independence (known as appendant bodies). Examples of appendant bodies include "the Shriners", Royal Arch, Knights Templar, York Rite, Scottish Rite, and others. There are also a number of youth organizations. Every day, Freemasons and their appendant bodies contribute over $3 million to charity. (See the Community Involvement tab)
When Freemasons are asked to define their organization, they are likely to define it as a fraternity with a shared values. Freemasons often equate the structure and moral center of their organization to the tools and implements of the stonemason - as these are used as symbols in their moral teaching.
Even though freemasonry is often referred to as a secret society, in reality, this is not the case. Indeed, it is not a secret society at all, simply a fraternity - with some secrets.
While certain aspects of the organization remain a closely guarded secret, the Freemasons of the modern age have become less secret than their reputation would suggest. In fact, many of the private rituals and aspects of the Freemasons that remain secret are used primarily to allow members of different lodges to recognize one another so that impersonators or impostors cannot infiltrate their lodges and so that the lessons that are taught remain a special experience for new members.
Life-Long Learning: How Good Men Become Better:
The learning found in Freemasonry is not so much about memorizing ritual and interpreting symbols as it is about getting involved in local Masonic Lodge
The Bloomingburg Masonic Lodge #449 provides the Freemasonry experience for members
We do this in two fundamental ways:
1. Help each member in his "quest for something more" in life and teach the "Masonic life lessons" to each member as they become Master Masons .
2.Provide fellowship, growth opportunities, life balance, and a chance to do something more for your greater community.
If you are interested:
Please feel free to contact us to learn more about our fraternity and Freemasonry. You can:
Walk in and talk to us
Call us at the Lodge phone number - 937-366-9894 (please leave a message if no one is there - we'll get back to you)
Drop us an e-mail - see the Contacts page - send to -
Read a bit more here and elsewhere and let us know by using one of the 3 above options to contact us
If you are one of "the Good Guys" that meet the qualifications on the "About Us" page, we would encourage you to become a Freemason.