Friday, December 29, 2006

Rest, Inspirations from Taize

gemma & co.

(Cathy Hardy, Karin Dart & musical friends)

Rest CD Info

To order 'rest CD' or to listen to excerpts go to:

to contact Cathy Hardy regarding concerts/services please e-mail:

Taize Services for 2007
in Abbotsford, B.C.
Sundays at 8pm - unless otherwise indicated

Jan 28 – Highland Community Church

Services for Lent
Feb 25 - St. Mtts Anglican
Mar 4 - Highland Community
March 11 – St. Mtts Anglican
March 18 – Highland Community
March 25 – St. Mtts Anglican
April 1 – Highland Community (Palm Sunday)
Friday, April 6 – St. Matthew’s Anglican Church (Good Friday)

Spring Services
April 29 - Highland Community Church
Saturday, May 26 – Westminster Abbey, Mission

photo by Lorie Martin - taken in Wales 2006

Week of Christian Unity Service

January 21, 2007 - 6 pm An ecumenical service
for the Week of Christian Unity
led by Kevin Boese and Cathy Hardy

........with a heart for standing with those that
are suffering around the world and in our community

This service will hold many elements - liturgical,
upbeat, Taize-like, silence and sound.......
it is a service birthed out of South Africa & shared around the globe during this week.
Come and pray together with us

Bakerview MB Church in Clearbrook - 6pm

Monday, December 11, 2006

December 17th - 'Making Room for Him' at the Mark Centre

There is no Taize service on December 17th, but if you are wanting to be in Sacred Space to prepare your heart during this Advent Season, join Karin and I at the Mark Centre where we will be participating in 'Making Room for Him'. This is an Open House at this retreat centre, where each room will be a place where one can take time to prepare one's heart through accessing the different senses. Karin and I will be playing music in the chapel from 5:00-6:30pm. The Open House is from 4-7pm.

Friday, December 01, 2006

2006 Advent Taize Services

December 3rd - Highland Community Church 8pm

December 10th- St. Mtts Anglican Church - time changed to 7:30pm

CD Celebration to follow service at 8:30 in Parish Hall due to cancellation of Nov. 26th service.
This photo was taken by my friend, Lorie Martin, on a recent trip to Alaska.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The mountains call
out to me
They speak through their beauty
Of One who is
beyond all things
Giver of Life
Hope of my dreams

A bird takes flight
And lifts me up
To see beyond my current sight
To One who is beyond all things
Giver of Life
Hope of my dreams

The ocean vast
So deep and wide
As is your love, sure as the tide
The One who is beyond all things
Giver of Life
Hope of my dreams

a new song.......
Cathy Hardy
copyright 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Fall 2006
Taize Services in the Fraser Valley

All services are from 8-9pm (except November 26)

Sept 24 - St. Mathew’s Anglican Church
Oct 29 - Highland Community Church
Nov 26 - St. Mathew's Anglican Church
7:30 -8:30 pm
After the service we will have a Open House Celebration for the
CD Project, Rest, which will be available at that time.
The Open House will be held in the Parish Hall at St. Mtts.

Dec. 3 Highland Community Church
Dec.10 St. Mathew’s Anglican Church
Dec. 17 unconfirmed location

The CD, Rest, by gemma & co., is now available for pre-order at:

The musical team of Cathy Hardy & Karin Dart is now named gemma and the musical team surrounding them from many faith communities in the Fraser Valley is collectively named, gemma & co. The CD Rest, is comprised of 8 songs from the community of Taize and 6 original pieces from Cathy & Karin, 3 of these being harp instrumental.
Proceeds from this CD project support MCC Supportive Care.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A sample of the upcoming CD is available at this website:

click on the 'vault' and it will take a few minutes to load.

The CD will be called Rest and will contain 9 Taize songs and 3 original tracks from Karin Dart and 3 original tracks from Cathy Hardy. The CD is currently being mixed by Phillip Janz. Hopefully it will be ready for sale in September.

Peace to you all!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006
Taize Service at
Westminster Abbey

This will be the final Taize service of this season,
the next service happening at the end of Septemeber, 2006.

Our musicians are also heading into recording a Taize CD project during June and July! Hopefully we will have something ready for September/October to sell. We are working with MCC Supportive Care for this project so it is a non-profit adventure supporting people with disabilities and people in hospice. We are open to other musicians joining us for the recording of 4 songs on June 19 and 20th. If you have a great desire to join us, please contact me. If you are interested in supporting this project and would like to make a contribution to MCC Supportive Care , please contact them @ 1-800-622-5455 or email

Peace to you all.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Westminster Abbey, Mission B.C.
We have held two Taize services here.

For more information about Taize, France: