Worshipful Master Jonathan Seaton
Unity Lodge #198 has a history of 107 years here in the Snoqualmie Valley, teaching Masonic concepts, building better men through fraternity and doing many, many good works through the community.
I am thrilled to see the new interest in Masonry. Along with the rest of the members of Unity Lodge #198 I hope to be able to help all 8 of our new Candidates, Apprentices and Fellowcraft reach their Master Mason degree by June and look forward to an energetic Lodge for 2019. Each of these young men bring distinct skills and viewpoints, the combined effect of which can pour life and energy into this Lodge. I know we will be proud of each of them and that they can usher in a next generation of good men in their turn.
At the same time, I would like to dedicate 2019 as a year of gratitude to two groups: our teachers and our first-respoders--the importance of each cannot be overstated.
Simply put, as we approach the year 2020, I look forward to all of us laying the foundations for a strong active Masonic Lodge here in the Snoqualmie Valley.
Jonathan R. Seaton
Master for 2019
Unity Lodge #198
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Unity Lodge no. 198 of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington is home of the North Bend Masons. Founded in 1912 in North Bend, Washington, Unity Lodge 198 is central to the North Bend community.
Unity Lodge 198 is associated with the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington, District 7.
Unity Lodge No. 198 is more than just a building on East North Bend Way; it is the spirit and soul of Brothers who live by the ideals championed in Freemasonry and illustrated in the Declaration of Independence. It is a place where men of all races and beliefs may gather to share in fellowship, self-improvement and service to community.
Fellowship between Brothers according to Masonic principles builds strong and lasting bonds, a keen sense of fellowship and pride in our Lodge.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Unity Lodge Brothers work together to promote the Masonic values of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth in ourselves by actively developing our knowledge of these principles and by sharing them in our community.
We understand and practice what it means to be a Mason inside and outside of the lodge. We support our Brothers, families, widows, our community and schools by donating time and money. In this way Unity Lodge contributes to the life of the twenty-first century man.
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One of Masonry’s customs is not to solicit members; men must seek membership on their own through a Mason they know in Unity Lodge. The easiest way to begin the process of becoming a Freemason is to contact a Mason at Unity Lodge. (2b1 ask 1).
Masonic membership in Washington state is open to men age 18 or older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome. For details see Qualifications.
You will complete a petition for membership with the help of a Mason willing to sponsor you. After the Mason submits your application, several members of the Unity Lodge will interview you so they can learn more about you and so that you can learn more about Freemasonry. If the interviewers are favorable, they present your application to the Lodge for a vote. If the vote is affirmative, you receive the Entered Apprentice degree - the first degree of Freemasonry. When you advance through the next two degrees, Fellowcraft and Master Mason you are full member of the Fraternity.
Six Steps to Becoming a Freemason
See Six Steps to Becoming a Freemason in this website to learn more about joining Unity Lodge.
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Photos relating to the Lodge
Musings of an initiate - one who has not yet learned the basics of Freemasonry and who brings a lifetime of independent development from a variety of social and religious experiences. Not an outsider in spirit, but yet to become an insider in fact.
These comments may show simple ignorance as well as, possibly, important insights to sharing Freemasonry with our contemporaries.
In following posts I muse about the practices of Masonry as I have observed them over three years.