The UU church is very liberal, humanist & politically correct. If you are more traditional family minded or conservative in the least it probably wouldn't be a good fit for you. But otherwise, I personally didn't enjoy my UU experience, even though everyone there was VERY nice & I appreciated that a lot. I found it so ... scattered. There are members there that don't even believe in God, or believe in one or 52 of them. And sitting through the sermon felt kind of like sitting in a class on all the religions. Like the minister would say things like "if you are christian you may feel this way about Easter, if you are athiest you might feel this way about Easter, if you are Jewish Easter might mean this to you..., etc". It didn't feel "solid" to me. Like, I personally am hoping to find someplace with an active Sunday school so my kids can grow up with like minded friends.... but if we were in UU, who knows if any of the kids in the class would actually even be "like minded", y'know?
Anyway, that was my experience. I do recommend you try it out though, you never know if it may work for your family.
And they were like the nicest people ever!
DH & I stay up waay too late at least a few times a week these days, discussing religion. I'm completely fascinated , and confused, by it all.
As for your question on "where to begin", I personally started by getting a Bible study book from the library & pulled out our Witness, Catholic & KJV Bibles & started reading/comparing/studying. I also have been studying a Hinduism based church called Ananda
. They have a ton of free online stuff to study & books to read. I've visited their church but it's so QUIET.
They do meditations & such & so it doesn't feel very family friendly. The Sunday school is tiny. Sigh.
Anyway, good luck with your search!
North Idaho rural living
mama to: 23 yo DD, 17 yo DS, 9 yo DS, 7 yo DS, 5 yr old DS, 3 yo DD, 2 yo DS, and our newest family member, a boy born December 2014!