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Congratulations, Brother Fellowcraft Miller-Conley!

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Last night the Brethren of Friendship Masonic Lodge came together for one purpose – to pass Brother Kevin Miller-Conley to the degree of Fellowcraft Mason. Every degree is special: it’s a unique, life-changing experience for the brother recieving it; and also for even the most experienced brethren working to give this gift. But Brother Miller-Conley’s Fellowcraft was truly a stand-out degree for us all.  Read More

Mortar and the Trowel

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Friendship Masonic Lodge held its 7th meeting of its 104th year on July 11. Despite high temperatures and tough traffic we had a good turnout, with Brothers making their way from Beaverton to join us for the night as well as another young man who is just beginning to inquire into the Masonic Fraternity. With this cast of characters July did feel just a touch like a Wes Anderson film.  Read More

What Masons Believe

Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

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This past Wednesday, Friendship Lodge met for it’s regular June meeting. Amidst the regular business of the Lodge we also enjoyed Brother Miller-Conley’s impeccable performance in his examination on the Entered Apprentice degree. In keeping with our lodge’s approach (that the degrees alone do not advance a man’s skill in Masonry) Brother Miller-Conley then went on to give a short lecture on his experiences as an Entered Apprentice Mason; as well as his reflections upon, and research into the EA Degree and its symbols. Members can read Bro. Kevin’s piece here Read More

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30 Years of Safety: 30 Years of Success!

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This past Thursday the 30th annual Safety Patrol Picnic completed. Initiated by our own WB Jack Armstrong in partnership with several other Freemasons; the Safety Patrol Picnic is a joint collaboration between Portland Public Schools, Portland Police, and Portland area Masonic Lodges. Our primary mission is feeding 2,500 children lunch including hot dogs while they roam Oaks Park and receive their reward for being on the Safety Patrol that school year. Read More