Epicopal Church Women




All women who attend Saint Michael's Church are members of ECW and are encouraged participate in all ECW activities. Luncheon meetings and programs are held during the Winter and Spring seasons. Programs include talks concerning local charities, and other subjects of interest to Sanibel Island residents.  The Fashion Show Luncheon by Noah's Ark Thrift Shop is a very popular spring program. Following an informal luncheon, volunteers from Noah's Ark model clothing from the shop. The luncheon and show are given in appreciation to the customers and donors to the shop.

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Noah’s Ark Thrift Shop


Tuesday and Friday

9:30a - 12:30p



Noah’s Ark is the chief ministry of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and is staffed entirely by volunteers from Saint Michael and All Angels. 


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It all begins with our wonderful donors who contribute their gently used clothing, knick-knacks and smaller furniture pieces to Noah’s Ark. The back room is a place of community and fellowship.  Lasting friendships are made. Side by side volunteers sort through bags and boxes of gently used merchandise and prepare it for sale. Our men work tirelessly checking the appliances and assisting with the furniture.

Our customers come from both on-island and off-island. Visitors to Sanibel make it a point to include a trip to Noah’s Ark in their plans. Anything can be found at the Ark – if it is donated and in good order, it is offered for sale. Whole wardrobes can be accumulated; houses can be furnished; Halloween costumes and life-like Christmas trees can be found. It is truly a miracle and the miracle takes place daily at the Ark. 


Most of our profits are donated to charities identified through applications submitted to the Allocations Committee. Grants are made to benefit local, national, and worldwide needs. In our immediate area we have been able to support Brightest Horizons, Community Cooperative Ministries, ECHO, Episcopal Relief and Development, F.I.S.H., Community Housing & Resources, Quality Life Center, SW FL Addiction Services, Hope Hospice and Salvation Army of Lee County.




Dear Lord,

We thank you for the miracle that is Noah’s Ark.

It allows us to be generous to those less fortunate,

and allows us to be generous in friendship to each other and to our customers.

Give us grateful hearts, help us to be kind, bless us as we do your work.

We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.



Noah's Ark Thrift Shop

Annual "Bag Day"

Bag Day

Friday, August 15th

9:30-11:30 a.m.

For $4.00 a bag, purchase a large grocery paper bag at the door; fill your bag with merchandise throughout the shop that will fit in the bag(s). Anything that doesn't fit in a bag will be 80% off. Noah's Ark carries clothing, shoes, bags, furniture, lamps, books and much more. 


All proceeds from the non-profit Noah's Ark, a favorite shopping and meeting place for vacationers and area residents, go to the support of charitable organizations.  The Ark is operated entirely by volunteers.

Bag Day marks the end of the summer season, Noah’s Ark will be closed from August 16th – October 2nd for cleaning, repairs and restocking. ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS WILL RESUME SEPTEMBER 2.

The doors will reopen FridayOctober 3, 2014 and be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during the month of October. Beginning in November hours of operation is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the first Saturday of each month.





Worship Services


5:00 p.m. - Rite II



9:30 a.m. - Rite II

9:30 a.m. - Sunday School (PreK-4) resumes Oct. 5



9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer



9:00 a.m. - Healing Eucharist


 First Wednesday

of the Month 

6:00 p.m. - Lay-led Evening Worship

Covered Dish Supper

at 6:30 p.m.



Noah's Ark Thrift Shop

Tuesday & Friday

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 [239] 472-3356



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