STITES — Sitting in Otis and Pat Kittle’s living room where 100 chairs are arranged for the anticipated audience, one can’t miss the 180 degree view of the lush green hillside on Lamb Grade through the wall-to-wall windows. Cars begin arriving for “The Advent Hope Concert” on this Mother’s Day afternoon of May 14. The Deary Youth Bell Choir’s chimes and bells are arranged neatly along 33 feet of tables where the 15 musicians will play.

At 4 p.m., Otis Kittle welcomed a standing-room-only crowd to his home: “This is what my home is for.”