December is upon us and it is a time to reflect with our families on what we have accomplished this year, give thanks for the many blessings which we’ve been granted and to pray for those who may not have had the same blessings we did. It is also a time to remember all those brethren and loved ones who have passed on and now have an eternal resting place with the Supreme Architect of the Universe. I pray any families that experienced those losses feel God’s healing touch and always remember the good times had with that person.
I am proud to say I feel like the lodge continued moving forward in 2018 and that it will be in good hands following the installation of our new slate of officers Dec 8th. I wish them the best of luck next year and beyond and hope you will participate in their endeavors with them moving forward. I also hope you join me at our first open installation in many years and use it as an opportunity to bring any of those friends you have that may be interested in Freemasonry but have not had the courage to ask what it takes to join yet. I plan on speaking about the community outreach perspective of our fraternity during my welcome address so that information might encourage any good men in attendance to go ahead and take the next step.
Once again, I appreciate all of you and your support in getting me through this year and I will cherish the relationships we built as long as I live. It has been my pleasure to serve you and I hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the holiday season.