Music is Vital to the Life of Our Congregation!

A note from Baker Purdon, Director of Music at USG:

Hello! Are you a person who cannot keep from singing? If I have not had the pleasure of meeting you at one of USG’s services yet, allow me to say a digital “hello!”

USG is an incredibly musical, welcoming space, and we’re so glad you might join us. Please feel free to come up after a service and introduce yourself to myself or any of the folks you will see singing each week. The USG choir has re-started, post-pandemic, and, happily, attendance is slowly but surely growing.

Choir rehearsals and anthems (full musical pieces offered during Sunday services) take place from September to May each year. Choir members lead hymns each Sunday and offer additional selections every other week. During choir season, we rehearse each week, day TBD. If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail and we’ll happily answer any questions you might have.

For the summer, singers are welcome to arrive at 10am to run through the hymns before the service and then sing together at the front of the sanctuary to lead the congregation during the service.

Are you an instrumentalist, dancer, or other creative type? Reach out! We’re always looking for interesting artistic contributions for our services.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate e-mail me at and I will do my best to answer them.

We hope you find community with us here at USG, and I personally hope you find it within the music ministries we offer.

Baker Purdon
USG’s Music Director



We have re-started the USG choir post-pandemic. Attendance is slowly but surely growing. As we prepare for the 2023-2024 choir season, we intend to have anthems every other week with weekly rehearsals. The USG Choir will lead hymns each week during worship. We have been meeting after the worship service this year, for next year the choir members will vote on a rehearsal time. 
I continue to be honored and thankful I was selected to oversee the next generation of USG’s musical journey. I welcome requests, conversations, and ideas if you have them — you are always welcome to e-mail

Baker Purdon
USG’s Music Director

You can read about Baker on the Staff page