News

CIL Recordings Library Updates

Thursday, 22nd April 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 just uploaded 40 recordings that were submitted for review last year, you can find the recent updates here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings/recent.  This update noteably includes an exhortation entitled "It's not fair" by bro John Mitchell and the recordings of bro Bob Lloyd on the theme 'If God be for us' from the West Birmingham Youth Weekend in 1996.

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).

CIL Meet now with Microsoft Teams

Thursday, 18th February 2021

TeamsYou can now create and join a CIL Meet room using a new integration with Microsoft Teams.  This has been implemented alongside our existing integration with Google Meet so that you now have the option to choose between two robust platforms for live streaming your services via CIL Meet.

The new Microsoft Teams 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.  For more information please visit the updated CIL Meet docs.

Coronavirus: ongoing support provided by the CIL

Monday, 2nd November 2020

The Christadelphian Isolation League (CIL) is there to help should you be isolated from your ecclesia for any reason, whether that is distance or health, or (as many of us are experiencing) lockdowns due to the present situation.  Our support and services are requested on your behalf by your ecclesia, and include providing you with regular exhortations, bible studies and lectures.  This material can be sent by post, and is also available on our website.

We also send out a magazine three times a year, run a Sunday School by post, Youth Activities and have a recordings library with exhortations, studies, gatherings (and hymns!) to listen to or watch on our website or download

Our CIL Meet live streaming platform can provide you with online and free phone access to ecclesial services, which can now be extended to visitors / contacts (via YouTube or Google Meet).

You can contact us via the website, our other contact details are also in the CALS Diary.

Singing in Isolation

Friday, 30th October 2020

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 (albeit in a restricted manner for many).   These are available on the CIL website at https://www.isolationleague.org/hymns.

The hymn recordings can be downloaded or played from your browser and are available in audio format.  We are in the process of uploading the words of each hymn, along with 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 work to complete this update is about half-way through, progressing section by section of the hymn book.   We hope to complete this by early 2021, God Willing.

Recordings Library updates

Thursday, 28th May 2020

Did you know the CIL Recordings Library has over 4,776 recordings 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, and we have exhortations, lectures and bible studies, recordings of gatherings and conferences, and much more.  You can discover these recordings here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings

We've just uploaded 76 recordings that were submitted for review last year, you can find the recent updates here: https://www.isolationleague.org/recordings/recent.  This update noteably includes an exhortation from Dennis Gillett recorded at Suffolk Street Ecclesia, Birmingham in Oct 1976, entitled 'Simon Peter'.

CIL Meet Update

Friday, 24th April 2020

Re-broadcast to YouTube and other Live Stream Services!

CIL Meet is our livestreaming solution build specifically for Christadelphian Ecclesias and Organisations which can be used anywhere in the world (as long as you have a good internet connection).

It is private as the CIL Meet Rooms are only available when you log on to the CIL Website.   However this has also been a limitation in that many ecclesias also want to broadcast their services to contacts and friends who cannot have log in access to the website.  This is now possible through a new feature called re-broadcasting!

Coronavirus: support offered in isolation

Thursday, 5th March 2020

As the current situation with Coronavirus seems to be worsening, and we are hearing of more brethren and sister having to isolate themselves to try and prevent the spread, the time seems right to remind brethren and sisters of the services that the CIL can provide to those who are in isolation.  There are many ways in which the Isolation League can help:

  • Via the CIL web site (https://www.isolationleague.org) there is access to Exhortations and Bible Studies.  These are updated weekly and Lectures are provided each month, as well as all the articles going back nearly 20 years.  Alongside this we host a vast archive of recordings of talks. 
  • The Exhortations, Lectures and Bible Studies are also available via our daily feeds to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp along with the Daily Readings for the day. To receive any of these please sign up to the Website and follow the relevant links.
  • CIL Meet is a service which allows ecclesias to live stream meetings in a secure environment. To set up a ‘meeting room’ for your ecclesia, to be able to stream services with selected users, please see https://www.isolationleague.org/news/2019-12-14.
  • Offline, we can provide the Exhortations, Lectures, Bible Studies, Sunday School lessons, and Recordings Library on CD and Tapes by post.

You can contact us via the website, our other contact details are also in the CALS Diary.