Pittsboro Presbyterian Church is launching a learning series on understanding poverty

by Joelle Brummitt-Yale

Pittsboro, NC – In January, Pittsboro Presbyterian Church is launching a six-session learning series on Tuesday nights on understanding poverty in our community.  The first event in the series is a documentary screening and discussion.

The Line, a film from Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Linda MidgettOn January 5, come watch “The Line”, a film from Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Linda Midgett. As part of a broader campaign to bring light to the new faces of poverty and the aftermath of the recession, national Christian non-profit Sojourners has produced a documentary film called The Line. The 30-minute film uncovers the emerging and entrenched faces of poverty in our country – such as the suburban former banker, who now relies on a food pantry; to an aging career fisherman, whose shrimping business has been devastated by the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. We’ll follow the film with a discussion on poverty in our community.

Join us on Tuesday, January 5 at 6 pm for dinner (donations are accepted to offset the cost of the meal) and 7 pm for the film.  Pittsboro Presbyterian is located at 95 East Street in downtown Pittsboro (across from Hardee’s).  Ample parking is available in the gravel lot at the side of the church or in front of the church.

For more information or answers to questions, please contact Joelle Brummitt-Yale, Director of Christian Education at or 919-542-4706