The next meeting of the Men’s Christian Fellowship of PebbleCreek (MCFPC) is set for Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the Tuscany Falls Chianti Room at 7:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Todd Lewis, a writer and retired communication teacher from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. He is a professor emeritus, having spent the first 20 years as a speech and debate coach, and the last 21 years as the Department of Communication Studies’ administrative chairman.
Todd has a bachelor’s of arts degree in speech communication from Biola, a master’s in communications from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in communication studies from Louisiana State University. In his most recent years, Todd has authored two Bible study books on lesser-known biblical characters and how their personalities and choices match ours today, as we live out our spiritual commitments.
He has written articles on the rhetoric of memorials for September 11th as a means of finding hope, the religious messages in promotional videos for SEC football games, the impact of popular culture icons such The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory on religious messages, and the underlying religious messages in the books and films about the mythical Harry Potter. Recently, he has been an adjunct professor of communication at Arizona Christian University in Glendale, Ariz. He is a member of Desert Springs Community Church in Goodyear, sings in the church choir, and plays keyboard for the traditional services at the church.
The MCFPC is a group of 110 Christian men who meet the first Wednesday of each month with special guest speakers featuring a timely topic. Coffee is provided, and all men of PebbleCreek are invited and encouraged to attend. Questions can be directed to President Igor Shpudejko at 602-384-6496.
The MCFPC are also involved in volunteering at the St. Mary’s Food Bank in Surprise, Ariz. A group meets in the Eagle’s Nest parking lot, across the street from the Activities Center, at 6:45 a.m. and departs at 6:55 a.m., returning around 11 a.m. Upcoming dates are on Thursdays, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. For more information, contact Jim Sykes at 614-395-4907.