Upcoming

courses

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 Ashley at the Grand Lodge Office – 207-843-1086 or by emailing mainemasoniccollege@gmail.com with the course you plan on attending. *not necessary for Virtual Classes*


October 1, 2022 – Convocation: The Virtues: Building Blocks for our Masonic Degree Systems, for the Developing of the  Individual, and for Building Society at large

The Virtues: Building Blocks for our Masonic Degree Systems, for the Developing of the  Individual, and for Building Society at large
Where: Bangor Anah Shrine
When: 9am – 3pm
Note: Coffee & Donuts will be provided and lunch in the afternoon
Introductions by: Past Grand Master Claire Tusch
Opening Speech:
Grand Master Dan Bartlett

Speakers:
Shawn Eyer – Director of Education and Special Projects at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, and a researcher who has published numerous articles about Masonic literature, history and symbolism.

Jeff Simonton – Master Mason of Federal Lodge #6 and Triangle Lodge #1. Received the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite in Washington DC. In 2013, was crowned an Active Member of the Supreme Council AASR for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the USA. In 2019, he became the Deputy for the State of Maine AASR.

Eric Kuntz – A member of the Board of Regents for the Maine Masonic College and is a past Master of the Maine Lodge of Research. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Life member of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has been active in the Blue Lodge and York Rite, serving as Past District Deputy and Past Grand Principal Sojourner. He has lectured on the importance of symbolism in freemasonry and human development. 


Please pre-register for this event by emailing mainemasoniccollege@gmail.com with your name, Lodge/Jurisdiction (if applicable)

October 8, 2022 – Music, the 6th Liberal Art

Location: Messalonskee Lodge #113 – Oakland

Time: 9:00 – 12:00pm

Instructor: Philip Amidon

NOTE – Lunch will be provided for this class

As I travel around, I notice a gaping hole in a great many lodges… Old pipe organ, piano and melodeon are present, but are unplayed, untuned and broken down. None of the brothers join in rejoiceful singing. There is no music to intensify and decorate the ancient symbolic rituals. This was not the case in former times, and I would like to do what I can to bring music back into the temples of Freemasonry. Live music with singing would significantly enhance and enrich our time together as brothers. 

Please pre-register for this event by emailing mainemasoniccollege@gmail.com with your name, Lodge/Jurisdiction (if applicable) and if you plan to attend lunch.

November 5, 2022 – Critical Thinking

Location: Meridian Lodge #49 – Newport, Maine
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Instructors: Don McDougal & George Macdougall

Clear thinking is desperately needed in every aspect of today’s world. This course looks at critical thinking and how this skill set should be incorporated into our daily work life. The topic is explored in detail using short class exercises and discussions to dig into the operational side of thinking critically. The class challenges participants to exercise judgments and to abandon patterns of faulty reasoning in favor of asking a few more question in the elusive search for truth.   

Please pre-register for this event by emailing mainemasoniccollege@gmail.com with your name, Lodge/Jurisdiction (if applicable).

December 10, 2022 – Symbols, Who Needs Them

Location: David A. Hooper Lodge #201 – Sullivan
Time: 9:00am
Instructor: Eric Kuntz

Note: Coffee & Donuts will be provided before and lunch will be provided after.

This course will help establish a foundation of understanding for several Maine Masonic College courses dealing with Masonic and other forms of symbolism, allegory, myth and philosophical expressions of belief. It was developed from a psychological and practical perspective which examines the use of dynamic roles of symbols as instruments of understanding and vehicles of exploration both in our personal lives and in our mutual and significant inter-relationships with others.

The lecture portion of this course explores the use of certain symbols of the Masonic degree experience. Participants will be divided into groups and given practical; exercises in which to explore the significance and efficacy of symbols in the process of developing individual and group insights  in their encounter with human situations and in their search for greater understanding. This is a practical applications course and is critical for mentors of any organization in which symbolism plays and important role.

Please pre-register for this event by emailing mainemasoniccollege@gmail.com with your name, Lodge/Jurisdiction (if applicable) and if you plan to attend lunch.