Kentucky governor asks churches to close Sunday to deter COVID-19
It appears unlikely many Southern Baptist churches will comply with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's request that houses of worship cancel services at least through Sunday (March 15) to deter spread of the new coronavirus, Kentucky Southern Baptists told Baptist Press.
Kentucky congregations, while autonomous, will likely take seriously Beshear's request, Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) Executive Director-Treasurer Todd Gray told BP. But congregations probably will consult with their leadership on how to respond, Gray said....
This is the big question, whether you interpret the verse from Hebrews about not giving up the custom of meeting together as meaning less often than weekly, and then compare it to the verse of setting aside an offering at the beginning of the week...does that mean someone was standing there in a business suit passing an offering plate?