I've heard that from some of the people who went to the Unitarian church here in Raleigh, too. Some new preacher that they got a few years ago, who has been turning things far more in the direction of religiosity, rather than just fellowship. I can imagine that the ones in the freaking mountains of North Carolina (tounges-speakers and snake-handlers and exorcisms, oh my!) must be like that, too.
Of course the local atheist groups still use the UU church when we get a big speaker coming through the area, since they have good facilities for that sort of thing.
Personally, I've never found any use for any of that sort of thing, though. I was stuck going to Catholic mass, every single week, until I was 18 and could refuse. I've had quite enough of anything that smacks of church, for one lifetime.
A sincere welcome to Atheist Nexus Katherine. You will find many interesting topics here with a wide range of comments. I don't expect you will find many here "leaning toward being too religious". I remember visiting Boone, NC years ago ... or my goodness, it was 64 years ago. We were tracking ancestors and one had lived there.