Believing in God is a very wise thing to do but listen to what the Bible says,"You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!"James 2:19. To believe in God, to believe that He exist is very easy to do and it is evident from just looking at creation. Demons realize, believe there is one true God and they tremble at that truth. Their are many reasons to go to church: to join with other believers to give and receive support and encouragement, to learn and grow in your knowledge of God's Word through teaching, preaching and fellowship, to be equipped so that you can be a better witness in sharing the good news about Jesus Christ. The church may need you as much as you need the church.
Communion, Eucharist, breaking of bread all of these are different names for basically the same practice of sharing a meal or bread and drink together as believers. Usually in a church setting there will be a small wafer or piece of bread and juice used to do this. Jesus told us to talk this bread and drink this cup in remembrance of Me. Communion is a time when as believers we take these emblems of the shed blood and broken body of our Savior and remember what sacrifice was made for our salvation. We are to remember the Lord's death and also that He is going to return again. Communion is a time for self examination and dedication to our Lord and Savior and to the local body of believers which is called the body of Christ.
It is true that most Christian churches do believe the same thing. But what they believe and how they put that belief into practice may be a huge difference. Some churches claim to be Christian but then they dismiss the Bible as the only inspired Word of God. They will accept other writings as equal to the Bible or they will exclude portions of the Bible that they say no longer apply for today. Some churches have very formal rituals that make up their service time while others are more casual and open with the order of service. I encourage you to find a church that will preach and teach the Bible. That is warm and welcoming to all that attend. That is a place where you would be willing to make a commitment to becoming a part of that family of believers.
So many people are hurt and wounded from past experiences. Some were of their own doing and some they had little or no control over. I have found that Jesus offers healing to those past hurts and wounded places. When Jesus began His ministry He said, that He came to heal the broken hearted and to set free those who are oppressed.
I encourage you to bring your hurts and wounded places before the Lord in prayer. Simply ask Him to come and heal those broken and wounded places. Choose to forgive those who hurt you and accept God's plan and purpose for your life. I have seen countless people receive healing and peace in their life after bringing it before the Lord and receiving His touch. Feel free to contact us and ask for "Whole Heart Ministry" if you want to receive one on one help in this process.