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One big pitfall in trying to find a church is thinking that you are looking for someone or something to give to you. This is a product of American consumerism, which all of us living in America must deal with, colors our thinking about everything.
A church is not something one shops for. A church is a community of sinners who have discovered the grace of Jesus and who are all struggling to live more like Him. A church is a place to give, a place to serve, and a place to grow. Don't judge a church based on what you can get from it, but rather from what you can give to it. Take a look and see whether the church would benefit from your specific personality, your talents and skills, and your knowledge.
Once you've found that place, jump in head first. If you are a believer in Jesus, you are a part of the church whether you are active or not. Take your place, and see the benefits of giving.