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80th Anniversary Live Music Event!

Acclaimed inspirational singer-songwriters Rickie Byars and Michael Gott unite for a deeply soulful and heart-felt concert full of songs, spiritual renewal, and uplifting empowering music that has struck a powerful chord with audiences around the globe. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event where both powerhouse performers are together. You won’t want to miss this one!
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 4:30 P.M. (doors open 30 minutes before)
Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 188 Campus Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

About the performers

Rickie Byars is one of the most acclaimed and beloved singer-songwriters there is in the genre of inspirational/New Thought music. Through her career as both a solo artist, Music & Arts Director, and the Founder /Director of the world-renowned Agape International Choir. The vibrations of “realness” in her music are so strong that they resonate with everyone from residents of L.A.’s SkidRow to South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, all of whom she has had the honor of performing for, the latter on five different occasions. Byars’ charismatic joy and authenticity on stage ensure that she is in high demand to speak and appear in concert at festivals and conferences.
Rev. Michael Gott, the senior minister of one of the world's largest Unity churches, is an engaging speaker and a multi-talented musician who inspires and entertains.  While currently focused on serving as the spiritual leader of Unity of Houston, he also travels throughout North America and Europe, singing and speaking at conferences and spiritual centers. In recent years, he has shared the stage with internationally known leaders such as Dr. Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson. With his compassionate ability to create spiritual community and background in various musical styles such as gospel, pop, opera, musical theater, classical piano, and jazz, he offers exciting, engaging, and heartfelt messages and music. Rev. Gott has been featured in national and regional publications.  He has recorded and released 10 albums, and he has collaborated on the stage productions Split Ends, Five O'clock Call and All STRESSED Up With Nowhere To Go.

About the venue

Arcadia Performing Arts Center is owned and operated by Arcadia Unified School District. This state-of-the-art performing arts venue is home to local theater groups, dance companies, orchestras, and more. Its mission is to create a professional learning environment where teachers can foster artistic and technical skills, and students can learn by doing, with industry professionals on cutting-edge equipment.

The venue is completely accessible for all level of abilities and contains 1150 seats with 13 seats accessible for wheelchairs.


Get a spot in the Souvenir 80th Anniversary Program!

Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living's 80th Anniversary is an event to remember with a special souvenir program honoring all of the events from the concert featuring Rickie Byars and Michael Gott to the ordination of our senior minister, Rev. Scott Olson. Make this celebration extra special by adding your good wishes to Rev. Scott for his Ordination, honoring the Ahiah community as we celebrate 80 years of love, or promoting your business in unity!

Be a part of Rev. Scott's Ordination Ceremony

An Ordination is like getting married.  It is a sacred ceremony that celebrates a minister's life-long commitment.

Just like getting married, I would love to have all of my family and friends there to participate in this love.

Please find out more information and RSVP with the button below.  I am looking forward to seeing you there!


Attend the Ordination of Rev. Scott Olson
and then head to the concert!

About AHIAH Center for Spiritual Living

Since 1942, Pasadena, CA has been home to one of the first Science of Mind churches formed...this one!  Rev. Elizabeth Larson worked with Dr. Ernest Holmes (the founder of the Centers for Spiritual Living) to create a new center that would serve the Pasadena community.  We are celebrating 80 years of LOVE!

For many years we were located just a block and a half north of where we are.  We sold that property to buy the one we are at now about five years ago.  We want to thank all of the people who have come before us.  They are the ones who invested in Ahiah, and have created an environment where we can be sustainable into the decades ahead of us.

Both Ahiah and our movement have gone through several name changes.  We were known as Pasadena Church of Religious Science for many years.  We changed the name to Ahiah Center for Spiritual Living to keep people who were new to this philosophy from confusing us with some other churches with Science embedded in their name.  Our focus is, and always has been, to focus our lives from a spiritual aspect rather than a material one.  We know that there is only One Life, that life is Perfect, and that Life is all of our lives.  We believe that our thoughts are creative, and that Spirit reflects them back into our lives always.


We are proud to be part of Ahiah CSL, and we believe that what we teach is an invaluable aid in living in the complicated world we find ourselves in.  If you are new to Ahiah, then come check us out!  We are looking forward to meeting you.