I've only in the last month started attending a non-denominational church. I was absolutely shocked by what I experienced, and not because of the lightening I thought might strike me down as I crossed the threshhold. While many were attentive and friendly, no one pried into my religious history, or tried to railroad me into coming back. They respected whatever reasons I had for being there that day. They say worship is more important than rules, so come as you are. No dress code, no required reading.
The three times I've gone they've had people available to answer questions, or to help you as a new Christian, or to help you get comfortable with the church. You go to them, if you want, they don't come to you.
The joy that was there was truly heartwarming. The openness and acceptance was a stark contrast to the closed community of the KH. I don't feel that a person needs a church to worship, but in my case I'd like a place for fellowship and activities. I'm so glad I decided to take the plunge and go.
Referring to Dawn's previous post, yes, I think "grace" is a good word for what I'm seeing. For the first time in my entire life, I'm looking forward to Sunday mornings, and am considering attending another meeting for a little more indepth Bible study. I'm a little afraid to get into doctrinal issues. But at least I now know that I can choose what to believe and what to reject.
Communion is every second Sunday. Can someone who has experienced this give me an idea of what to expect and what to do, given my JW background? I have thoughts of doing it all wrong and really embarassing myself.