STONE MOUNTAIN LODGE 449, F.&A.M.
Welcome! Stone Mountain Lodge No. 449, F&AM, is a regular lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, working under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Georgia.
Please come and join us for a fantastic Breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and much more on the first Saturday of each month (7am to 10am) at our Lodge. Breakfast is open to everyone and the cost is $12 a plate. This is a Lodge fundraiser that helps support the kids from the Masonic Children's Home visit to our Lodge for Stone Mountain Park enterence, food and enjoyment.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Scheduled Presentations for this fall at our meetings are:
09/09/23: Hosting 5th District Convention
09/18/23: Ancient Civilizations, A New Look at Pre History
10/02/23: George Colletti Presents Stone Mountain Myth, Belief, Legends
11/06/23: Masonic Architecture and Gothic Cathedrals
Unknown at this time: The Stone Mountain Lodge No. 449 Annual Bar-B-Que will be a Stew Cook (TO GO only) this year and a date has not been determined yet by the membership, but when a date is chosen it will be located at the Lodge (840 V.F.W. Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30086) starting at 10:00am to 4:00pm in the building in the back of the Lodge. It will be $10 a quart and $35 a gallon. We will notify the date on the web site and by other means so make plans to attend when a date is decided.
10/14/23: The Masonic Children's Home visit to Stone Mountain Lodge No. 449 is scheduled for 10/14/2023. This years visit will be a full day of festivities starting with lunch at 11:00am at the Lodge, followed by a trip to Stone Mountain Park at 1:00pm with full entry into the Park and all rides, followed by a pizza dinner at 5:00pm and then ending with the Park Laser Light Show at 9:00pm. This is always a great day for the kids and we encourage all Lodge & District 5 Brothers, O.E.S and participants to attend.
2019 Visit of the Masonic Children's Home with Lodge Masons
12/03/23: Masons appreciate day at the Children's Home in Macon.
12/04/23: Lodge Elections for 2024 year.
01/01-12/31/23: Collecting for KITS FOR THE HOMELESS. Contact Billy Crowell (678-428-0622) for informaiton.
01/01-12/31/23: Georgia Child Identification Program addresses the alarming fact that more and more children are reported missing each year. While most are found, many are not. ALL of the identifying materials generated by the program are given to the Child's family. GACHIP retains none of the information and this program is offered to the public at NO CHARGE. GACHIP is part of MASONIC CHIP, an initiative of North American Freemason's Grand Lodges, that generates "completed packs" of various identifying items of children for parents or guardians. MASONIC CHIP is recognized by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and has received a SPECIAL AWARD OF COMMENDATION from the NCMEC in February 2007.
The Stone Mountain Lodge #449 is a lodge of Freemasons that is a charitable, benevolent, educational and religious group. Our non-profit organization is dedicated to aiding those less fortunate. Established in Stone Mountain, Georgia in 1849 we’ve aided the less fortunate for over 158 years now. Many of those we helped were able to get back on their feet and start their lives a new.
Using your donations to change the lives of many.
Stone Mountain Lodge #449
840 V.F.W. Drive
P.O. Box 684
Stone Mountain, GA 30086
SLATE OF OFFICERS FOR 2022
Barry Head (Worshipful Master) Bruce Bentley (Senior Warden)
Sammy Wade (Junior Warden) Tom Jordan (Secretary)
Billy Crowell (Treasurer) Billy Wages (Chaplin)
Billy Crowell (Masonic Childrens Home) Billy Crowell (Director of Work)
Vacant (Director of Education) Bob Rust (Webmaster)
The Freemasons are the world's most well-known secret society, and are the subject of countless parodies and conspiracy theories. But who are they exactly?
What is Freemasonry?
"Freemasonry is a charitable, benevolent, educational and religious society. Its principles are proclaimed as widely as men will hear. Its only secrets are in its methods of recognition and of symbolic instruction.
It is charitable in that it is not organized for profit and none of its income insures to the benefit of any individual, but all is devoted to the promotion of the welfare and happiness of mankind.
It is benevolent in that it teaches and exemplifies altruism as a duty.
It is educational in that it teaches by prescribed ceremonies a system of morality and brotherhood based upon the Sacred Law.
It is religious in that it teaches monotheism; the Volume of the Sacred Law is open upon its altars whenever a Lodge is in session; reverence for God is ever present in its ceremonial, and to its brethren are constantly addressed lessons of morality; yet it is not sectarian or theological.
It is a social organization only so far as it furnishes additional inducement that men may foregather in numbers, thereby providing more material for its primary work of education, of worship and of charity.
Through the improvement and strengthening of the character of the individual man, Freemasonry seeks to improve the community. Thus it impresses upon its members the principles of personal righteousness and personal responsibility, enlightens them as to those things which make for human welfare, and inspires them with the feeling of charity or good will toward all mankind which will move them to translate principle and conviction into action.
To that end it teaches and stands for the worship of God; truth and justice; fraternity and philanthropy; enlightenment and orderly liberty, civil, religious and intellectual. It charges each of its members to be true and loyal to the government of the country to which we owe allegiance and to be obedient to the law of any state in which we may be.
Believing these things, this Grand Lodge affirms its continued adherence to that ancient and approved rule of Freemasonry which forbids the discussion in Masonic meetings of creeds, politics or other topics likely to excite personal animosities.
The true Freemason will act in civil life according to his individual judgement and the dictates of his conscience."