Knock and the door shall be opened unto you
Masons and non-Masons alike read our blog, see our events on the Modesto Masons Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/modestomasons), or follow our Twitter: @ModestoMasons. Maybe this is your first visit to our site, and your searching out of curiosity. You have read the books on Freemasonry and watched the films. You have searched the internet and sifted through sites on Freemasonry from the logical and informative to the, well, illogical ones. You have made the decision to become a Mason. Now what? Where do you go? What do you do?
Masons often quote Matthew 7:7; “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” In modern terms, this means that you must search out Freemasonry and ask to join because we do not recruit for members. So, how does one “ask”?
If you are in the Modesto area, your best option is to e-mail us directly. Our lodge assistant secretary, Mike Arnerich, can send you an application and arrange to have you meet some of the brethren. Mike may be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can message here, but we receive a lot of spam messages. Sometimes the legitimate messages get lost in the shuffle, but don’t give up. You may also go to our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/modestomasons) and send us a message. Lastly, you can always call us at 209-524-3238 or stop by the lodge itself:
800 Rose Ave.
Modesto, CA 95355-4324
If you are not in the Modesto area but are in California, the best place to go is here: http://www.freemason.org/aboutUs/infoRequest.htm. This is the Masonic Grand Lodge of California website information request form. You can request to receive information about Freemasonry in general or receive information about lodges in your area. If you are out of state or out of country, doing an internet search for your grand lodge will be your first stop.
The majority of our events are open to the public, and we welcome anyone interested to join us for these events and see what we are all about. When you are ready to join the Freemasons, we will be here to warmly greet you.