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The Daily Bible Readings in 2021

Thursday, 31st December 2020

As we go into 2021 it is time to start the Daily Bible readings plan from the beginning again.  There are some great tools available to help us with this, here's a list!

CIL Daily Readings Page: https://www.isolationleague.org/daily-readings
You don't have to be logged on to the website to get today's bible readings (or navigate to any other day).  The KJV text is available on the page as well as the CIL Daily Bible readings audio recordings (converted from tape recordings dating back a few years now).  This page also lists Exhortations that were sent out on this day in previous years as these might relate to the readings.  There's also a link to the comments on www.dailyreadings.org.uk for the day.

Daily Readings Podcast: https://www.isolationleague.org/daily-readings/podcast
Get the audio and text on your favourite service / device / podcasting app so you can listen to the daily readings on the move!

Daily Readings on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cildailyreadings
Get the readings posted into your daily feed.

Daily Readings on WhatsApp: https://www.isolationleague.org/whatsapp
The daily readings are posted to a WhatsApp group automatically every day.

Daily Readings on Twitter: https://twitter.com/isolationleague
Follow us on twitter to links to the daily readings.

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.

Get the Daily Readings and CIL Articles via WhatsApp!

Thursday, 26th December 2019

WhatsAppThe Isolation League is now posting the Daily Bible Readings, the latest Exhortations, Bible Studies, Lectures and other updates to WhatsApp.  This is a great facility to easily get the Bible and the CIL Articles into your daily news feed!

We've set up two WhatsApp groups, one which is updated daily with the KJV text and audio of the 3 daily reading's portions and links to any exhortations for that day that have been previously made available on our website, and another which will receive links to new articles (title and first paragraph) are posted on our website.

Now Available: CIL Meet

Saturday, 14th December 2019
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The Isolation League now provides a live streaming service, called 'CIL Meet', so that Christadelphian Organisations & Ecclesias can privately and securely broadcast services, discussions and events over the internet (via the CIL Website). This helps ecclesias to support their members who are unable to physically attend on a regular basis, using technology that is simple to use and manage.  Christadelphian Organisations will be able to securely stream their events and meetings within the brotherhood using this service.  To find out more and request a CIL Meet room for your ecclesia or Christadelphian Organisation, please go to https://www.isolationleague.org/meet

CIL Meet Preview now open

Saturday, 20th July 2019
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The Isolation League plan, God Willing, to provide a live streaming service, called 'CIL Meet', so that Christadelphian Organisations & Ecclesias can privately and securely broadcast services, discussions and events over the internet (via the CIL Website).  This will help ecclesias support their members who are unable to physically attend on a regular basis, using technology that is simple to use and manage (no more emailing out the link to the livestream on a sunday morning!).  Christadelphian Organisations will be able to securely stream their events within the brotherhood using this service.  If you would like to be part of the 'preview' of this service and request a CIL Meet Room, please contact us!