Note: There may be two courses offered on the same day!
All courses are open to all Masons as well as the general public. Note that this is a tentative schedule and more classes may be added. Future course listings will be posted here as they become available.
While it is not necessary, it is strongly recommended you pre-register with Theresa at the Grand Lodge Office – 207-843-1086.
Please note: There will be a lite luncheon served after each class. The charge is $5.00. If you plan to attend the meal you must pre-register for the class by calling Theresa at the grand lodge office at 207-843-1086. Thank you.
May 5, 2018 - Jurisprudence“A survey of the sources of Masonic principles and usages, of Masonic law and an analysis of how the former are expressed in the latter.”
Instructor: MW Wayne T. Adams
Location: Crooked River Lodge, Bolsters Mills
May 12, 2018 - Tenents & Cardinal VirtuesThis opportunity is designed to be an interactive study of the fundamental beliefs and responsibilities of Freemasonry as presented in the tenets and the cardinal virtues which are so beautifully embedded in our ritual but which are too often hurried by. Special emphasis is placed upon the moral and the deeply spiritual nature of these essentials and the crucial need for the presence and practice in our present world situation. Right Worshipful Reginald Wing will lead this exploration. Brother Reggie is an old-time Mason, in the most honorable sense of this phrase. For Years he has been part of the Grand Lodge educational endeavor and has served as a Junior Grand Warden. During those years, he grown in Masonic understanding, spiritual conviction and dedication. With his signature responsibility, Brother Reggie has constantly improved the means of involving participants in this re-meeting with the tenets and cardinal virtues. You will go away with inspiration and new insights.
Instructor: Reginald Wing
Location: Ashlar Lodge, Auburn
May 19, 2018 - Celebration of Arts & Sciences
Once a year the Maine Masonic College holds a celebration of the arts and sciences which are the magnificent achievements and courageous outreach of the human mind and spirit. Traditionally, the format for these annual celebrations includes a morning presentation by a leading figure in a particular art of science or in arts and science education followed by a banquet and an open session encouraging participation on the part of the participant.
Instructor: Prof. Micheal Grillo, UMO Staff and honor students, MW Walter Macdougall
Location: All Souls Church 10 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401 8AM - 2PM
June 9, 2018 - World ReligionsA highly important and timely subject and open to all. A recent poll of Americans revealed an alarming lack of basic knowledge about the world's religions. Surprisingly, a Gallup poll revealed that only half of American adults could name even one of the four Gospels of the New Testament. This course has been designed to teach participants the basics of world religions including their origins, historical figures, rituals, scriptures, holidays and key teachings – all that Masons should know and understand in order to consider themselves religiously literate. By studying the religious traditions of the world, we will better understand our world and our neighbors, and because religions deal with the fundamental questions of human existence, understanding religion will help us to better understand ourselves as Freemasons who profess to be linked together by an indissoluble chain of sincere affection and who regard the whole human species as one family. We will begin by exploring what a religious tradition is and by examining a number of ways of defining religion along with the strength and weaknesses of each. Then we will examine important themes that nearly all religions address: The concept of divinity or ultimate reality, scripture, ritual understanding of good and evil, and the idea of salvation or liberation. We conclude our studies by examining important trends in religion and the relationships of religion, violence and peace in today's world. Right Worshipful and Doctor Charles Plummer, scholar and teacher, has served as Regent of the Maine Masonic College at its conception and then as a faculty member. His career has been that of a teacher and educator in public schools and at the college level. He continually brings his acclaimed and admired insight to every class he teaches. Brother Plummer has a doctorate degree in religious studies, and we all look forward with great anticipation to the understanding he will bring to us.
Instructor: Charlie Plumber
Location: Delta Lodge, Lovell
June 23, 2018 - Ethics
Location: Belfast Lodge, Belfast