First Baptist’s Restoring Hope Boutique provides used clothing at no charge to members of our community who are in need. We have a good selection of clothing and shoes in all sizes for women, men, and children, including infants. We also hope to provide shoes and coats during the winter.
Open Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00 AM
Until further notice, occupancy will be limited to two volunteers and two visitors at a time. Visitors must be at least 13 years old to enter. Masks are required at all times for all volunteers and visitors.
Sort and organize donations, and help visitors obtain clothes. Spanish-speakers will also be very helpful. To volunteer, contact Pastor Jared at or (830) 625-9124.
All items should be clean and free of stains, tears, and logos. We are unable to accept underwear, bathing suits, men's suits or jackets, or any dry clean items.
Donations may be dropped off at the Boutique, between 9:00 and 11:00 AM on Tuesdays or left on the porch in weatherproof bags. Thank you for your donations and your prayers!
*As of March 18, 2022, we are at capacity thanks to your generosity and can only accept shoes at this time.
The Spirt of Sharing (S.O.S.) Food Bank has provided monthly food allotments and emergency provisions for low-income and needy families of New Braunfels for over 29 years. First Baptist contributes financial and volunteer support monthly. To volunteer, please contact Linda Boessling at (830) 832-4805.
Options for Life is a non-profit, Christ-centered organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to choose life, to make positive sexual choices, and to bring healing to those affected by abortion. First Baptist gives regular financial support and collects diapers and a special offering each year. Church members also volunteer.
Baby Bottle Fundraiser
Every Mother's Day through Father's Day, we participate in Options for Life's Baby Bottle Fundraiser. This year, that's May 8th through June 19th. Pick up a baby bottle or envelope from the table in the Sanctuary foyer, fill it with loose change, cash, or a check, and return it to the church office by Sunday, June 19th, in order to help Options for Life provide these free and confidential services:
- Pregnancy testing, limited OB ultrasounds
- Abortion recovery support and alternatives
- Limited STI testing/treatment/education for men and women
- Resource Center materials such as diapers and baby items
You can also give online here. Drop down the "Choose Fund" menu, and select "Baby Bottle Campaign."
Carl Schurz Elementary is just down the street, and we love taking regular thank-you goodies to the teachers, providing an appreciation lunch, and collecting supplies for the students and teachers at the start of each school year. Contact Pam Jowers at (903) 241-2058 to join in.
The Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) is a student-led organization that provides opportunities for spiritual growth, making friends, leadership, service, and missions on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos. Ministry includes big events with hundreds of people, small groups, and one-on-one mentoring, so there is a place that is just right for every student. First Baptist gives a percentage of budget receipts annually to the BSM and provides lunch for the the BSM’s free lunch Wednesday outreach each October. Contact Pastor Jared at for more info on how you can be involved.
Texas Baptist Men (TBM) goes anywhere to help people recover from natural disasters and also work proactively on numerous fronts, travelling around Texas collaborating with communities for restorative justice, outdoor excursions, youth activities and leadership training. Around the world, TBM also impacts lives and communities by providing access to clean water, hygiene training, disaster preparedness, and disaster relief. TBM mobilizes believers to change the world. First Baptist gives a special financial offering, and church members volunteer, particularly with disaster relief and chainsaw ministry.
The Bluebonnet Baptist Association (BBA) is a cooperative group of churches in the Austin-San Antonio region of Texas and exists to assist churches in carrying out their Great Commission responsibilities and reach their full potential in Christ. First Baptist contributes a percentage of budget receipts annually to BBA.
The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) exists to facilitate, extend, and enlarge the Great Commission Ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist churches and associations of Texas, upon the authority of God’s inerrant Word to the glory of God the Father, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. First Baptist gives a portion of budget receipts annually to SBTC.
Many North American cities could be called pre-Christian. In the midst of this, God is bringing the nations to our shores and offering unprecedented opportunities for the gospel. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) sees a mission field that needs the hope of the gospel, and with your partnership, they’re committed to taking this hope to cities, small towns, and college campuses. Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering provide support for more than 5,000 missionaries. These men and women are planting new churches in unreached communities and reaching out to meet needs through compassion ministries. Every day, lives are being impacted and transformed. First Baptist supports the NAMB with a special offering each year at Easter and collaborates with various North American missionaries through periodic mission trips and projects.