The lodge will perform three degrees (initiation ceremonies) for your education and enjoyment. These ceremonies are very dignified and inspirational. At no time will horseplay or indignities enter into the program. These degrees are very solemn and Masons take the task of making Masons very seriously. After becoming a Master Mason (the third degree of the lodge) you may seek membership in the many other Masonic related groups these are often referred to as append-ant bodies.
This process of going through the degrees will be done traditionally in the lodge with smaller groups that include other candidates entering your lodge just like you. This process would start with the Entered Apprentice degree and then move to the Fellow Craft degree and conclude with the Master Mason degree. The process approximately takes 3-6 months. It is very rewarding and will help you get to know the brothers at your lodge.
One Day Classes are currently available by dispensation of the Grand Lodge.
In the last several years we have begun another process called the One Day Class. This process was developed to help those who are active in our military, and are being deployed soon. In this case they do not have the ability to wait the normal time it takes to attain the three degrees. In this situation the Entered Apprentice Degree, Fellow Craft Degree and Master Mason Degree are all taught in one day. You will be watching the process as an exemplar is used to represent all in the room rather than in the traditional format where you are a participant in your own degrees.
There are many more degrees you can take and several different groups you may choose to get involved with as you grow in the fraternity. These are only available to you after becoming a Master Mason click the link below to find out more.