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Nita Penfold
Dr. Nita Penfold
5 Walnut Street
Melrose MA 02176
Dr. Nita Penfold served two Unitarian Universalist congregations as Director of Religious Education for 16 years. She received her Doctorate in Ministry from UCS (Matthew Fox's Wisdom School, CA) in 2002 and is certified as both a Montessori and Godly Play teacher. She is an adjunct faculty at Andover Newton Theological School, leads spirituality and arts workshops for all ages, and conducts Spirit Play trainings nationwide.

She co-developed the Spirit Play method with Rev. Ralph Roberts and Beverly Leute Bruce through grants from the Unitarian Sunday School Society. Nita is a published poet and editor of Hunger Enough: Living Spiritually a Consumer Society (Pudding House Publications - www.puddinghouse.com) and an exhibiting mixed media artist.
Holidays and Holy Days for Spirit PlayTranslation of the popular curriculum by Charlene Brotman to be used with the Spirit Play method.3-9yrs$125
Introduction to Spirit Play Powerpoint PresentationOn CD for LCD projector or computer screen. A good introduction for the church board, Religious Education Committee or parents. Details: 48 slides detailing the Spirit Play program--where Spirit Play came from, structure of the morning, examples of stories and lessons, strengths and concerns, photographs of Spirit Play classroom.3-9yrs$15
Neo-Pagan Sabbats (Jessica Gray)8 sessions in the style of Holidays and Holy Days for Spirit Play by Jessica Gray. 8 stories and one lesson about the Wheel of the Year.All ages$25
Promise Stories for Older Children (Connie Dunn)Two groups of 7 stories based on Unitarian Universalist figures written for 5th & 6th grades and 7th and 8th grades. Includes an adapted Promises lesson for the older children and the UU Principles Game.Gr.5-6 Gr.7-8$35
Spirit Play Introductory Lessons25 stories and lessons as Word documents, accompanying photographs as jpeg or pdf files in the areas of Unitarian Universalist Focus Lessons, UU Figures and History, Liturgical Lessons, and Sources Stories. practical administrative information on beginning a Spirit Play program. Lessons on CD-Rom that you can download and edit them as necessary for your program.3-9yrs$45
Spirit Play: A Manual for Liberal Religious Education Programs154 page comprehensive manual for setting up and running Spirit Play religious education programming.Includes the philosophy behind the Montessori program, practical advice, and foundational lessons in Unitarian Universalism along with resources and a bibliography. Ideal for Sunday school programming or homeschooling.3-9yrs$25
Spirit Play: A Typical SundayWith footage from 4 and 5 year old class AND 3rd and 4th grade class at two different programs with explanation of method for getting interest going in the method, teacher training or parent orientations. 2hrs.$50

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