News

Hymn videos with Farsi

Sunday, 27th March 2022

We are now starting to making videos of the hymns (performed by the Northern Christadelphian Choir) in English with a Farsi translation (either for understanding or for singing) available!

We're still uploading these and more are being created, the growing list of hymns available in Farsi is here: https://www.isolationleague.org/hymns/list/farsi  (you need to be logged on to the website to view this).

Get CIL Updates on Telegram!

Monday, 24th January 2022

The Isolation League is now on the Telegram messaging app!  Telegram is a great alternative to WhatsApp with some interesting features such as built in message translation.  There is of course, plenty of debate online on which is messenger app is best, but we can easily integrate with Telegram (and already have a similar integration with Whatsapp)

We are now posting the Daily Bible Readings, links to Exhortations that may relate to the readings as well as links to the latest Exhortations, Bible Studies, Lectures and other updates.

You can find our channels here:  t.me/cil_daily  t.me/cil_exhorts  t.me/cil_updates

More information can be found on our Telegram page.

CIL Meet: Zoom, Teams and Google Meet all available at no cost to your ecclesia!

Thursday, 21st October 2021

CIL Meet is our live stream service provided for Christadelphian Organisations & Ecclesias.  The service uses either Zoom, Google Meet or Teams accounts and provides a simple access mechanism to run meetings using these accounts.  You can also use the accounts directly as well!

Each Organisation / Ecclesia has a page on CIL Website and on their page they have at least one meeting Room.  Once the Room is accessed the meeting is started for the day and the meeting opens in the usual Zoom, Google Meet or Teams app. 

Read the full article to find out about the features available and how to request your CIL Meet Room.

CIL Recordings Library Updates

Saturday, 9th October 2021

There are over 4,800 recordings of Exhortations, Lectures, Studies and more that you can listen to either on the website, or download (or in a few cases watch).  We can even send them to you on CD (or cassette tape!).  The recordings are from a wide range of speakers which you can discover these recordings here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings

We've uploaded 116 recordings that were submitted for review last year (2020), you can find the recent updates here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings/recent

This update noteably includes an exhortation entitled "It's not fair", a study entitled 'The Shepherd King and The Son of the Bow", a study on John the Baptist and the recordings of bro Bob Lloyd on the theme 'If God be for us' from the West Birmingham Youth Weekend in 1996.

Christadelphian Hymn Videos & Audio For Streaming

Saturday, 8th May 2021

We are delighted to announce more Hymn videos and audio recordings are now available for you to download, use in streaming of meetings or to just listen to!  The whole Christadelphian hymnbook can be browsed at https://www.isolationleague.org/hymns. Each hymn has the recording by the Northern Christadelphian Choir, a video which shows the words for each line as it is sung, and various organ and piano accompaniments / voluntaries. 

We have recently added a large number of alternative videos which display the words for each verse as they are sung and we're now added alternative piano voluntaries to a selection of the hymns as well (please see Hymn 1 for example).

The CIL have also renewed the copyright licenses which enables us to make the copyright hymns available to you and for CIL Meet users to stream the copyright hymns via our integrations with Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.

CIL Meet now with Zoom

Wednesday, 28th April 2021

ZoomYou can now create and join a CIL Meet room using a new integration with Zoom.  This has been implemented alongside our existing integrations with Google Meet and Microsoft Teams so that you now have access to three platforms for live streaming your services via CIL Meet, using the premium features available on those platforms.

The new Zoom Meetings integration offers a secure and private video conferencing solution for up to 300 participants integrated with our free phone dial in facility, and room key access system that can be extended to particpants who do not have a CIL Website login.

Singing in Isolation (Update!)

Monday, 22nd March 2021

We have now completed the upload of the Christadelphian Hymnbook with the the words of each hymn, a video that displays the words to the hymn as it is being performed, as well as recordings of an Organ accompaniment and voluntary, and a Piano accompaniment.   The hymn recordings can be downloaded or played directly from your browser and are also available in audio format.  Please visit the CIL website at https://www.isolationleague.org/hymns.

With many of us currently unable to meet together in our halls, being in some form of Isolation, one aspect of our fellowship that we sorely miss is singing hymns together.  The recordings of hymns may be a blessing at this time as we meet in homes, via online meetings and as we return to our halls where the use of recorded hymns may need to continue for a time.

Breaking of Bread Recordings for Olivet

Friday, 19th February 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown it is not possible for brethren to visit the Olivet care home and provide a short breaking of bread service for the residents.  Instead these services are being recorded each week by a different ecclesia, and where possible these are now being shared on the CIL Recordings Library so more may benefit from this service.  There is one reading, a short exhortation and hymns are played during each of the emblems.  A different ecclesia produces the recording each week with a small number of brethren from that ecclesia involved in the reading, prayers and exhortation.

The latest recordings are available here: https://www.isolationleague.org/olivet (you need to be logged on to the CIL website to see the list of recordings).