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

Nov. - April:  Mon. - Fri. & 1st Sat. of the month   •  9:30a - 12:30p

May - mid-Aug. & Oct.: Tues. & Fri.  •  9:30a - 12:30p

Annual Bag Day: Friday, To be announced

Closed: August (tba) - Sept.

(Noah's Ark Thirft Shop will close on occassion for the observance of Weddings and Funerals (held at the Church), and Holidays including Holy Week.)



Noah’s Ark is the chief ministry of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and is staffed entirely by volunteers (women and men) 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. We have been able to support: Abuse, Counseling and Treatment (ACT), Agape Flights, Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. (CCMI), Sanibel Community Housing Resources (CHR), F.I.S.H., Harry Chapin Food Bank, Human Trafficking Awareness, Interfaith Action of SWFL, Lighthouse of SWFL, Litaracy Council Gulf Coast, Marine Biological Laboratories, Our Little Roses, PACE Center for Girls, Saluscare, Salvation Army, Sanibel Sea School (Harlem Heights), Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) and Voices for Kids.




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.


Worship Services

5:00 p.m. - Rite II
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
10:30 a.m. - Rite II
10:30 - Sunday School
(PreK-5th gr)
9:00 a.m. - Morning Prayer
9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers
 "1st Wednesdays at 6"
Prayer and Potluck
Taize Service
3rd Wednesdays at 6 p.m.


Noah's Ark Thrift Shop
(Hours: November-April)
CLOSED in observance of
March 29 (Maundy Thursday)  
and March 30 (Good Friday) 

Monday-Friday and 1st Sat. of the month

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

[239] 472-3356



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