The New Philly Hongdae Community retreat is coming up Nov 3-5! Our Hongdae Alpha and Omega communities and KU and Yonsei Emmaus Korea chapters will be gathering for three days and two nights.

Please take note that there will be no Sunday service on November 5th at our Hongdae campus. All are welcome to join us at Welli Hilli for our Sunday 9:30am service (free and open to all).

2017 Hongdae Retreat
Date: Nov 3-5, 2017
Location: Welli-Hilli Resort
Kangwon-Do, Hwengsung-Goon,
Doonnae-Myeon, Gowon-Roh 451
new format: 강원도 횡성군 둔내면 고원로 451
old format: 강원도 횡성군 둔내면 두원리 204
(directions to Welli Hilli)


Fill out the 2017 Hongdae Retreat Registration Form.

The registration form can be found here.

Pay in full.

By EFT or cash.

Electronic Payment Information
신한은행 (Shinhan Bank) 110-472-554715 (윤서정)
Please send electronic transfers under the name of the registrant. Do not leave any memo or note for the recipient.

Payment Western Ondol Emmaus
by Oct 22 ₩115,000 ₩95,000 ₩80,000
by Oct 29 ₩140,000 ₩120,000 ₩100,000


  • October 29 (Sun) is the cut-off date for registration. We will not be accepting any walk-in registration.


If you have any questions regarding the retreat, please read through this section. If your question is not addressed, please email retreat at newphilly dot cc

What is Welli Hilli Resort?
Welli Hilli (formerly called “Sung Woo Resort”) is a resort located approximately 2 hours east of Seoul. During the winter it is a ski resort and during the summer it serves as a golf resort and water park. For more information, visit

What about Sunday service?
Since most people will be at the retreat, we will be having Sunday service at Welli Hilli (there will be no Sunday service at our Hongdae campus on Nov 5th. For those who cannot join us for the retreat, you are encouraged to join us at Welli Hilli for Sunday service. It is open to all (for free). Directions can be found below.

What are the rooms & facilities like?
Suites accommodate 6 persons. Each suite is 116 square meters consisting of kitchen/living room area, 1 bedroom, 2 ondol rooms, and 2 bathrooms. You may secure the bedroom for an extra fee of 20,000 krw (you will share the queen-sized bed with a roommate but it covers the entire stay).

You will have access to an ATM, convenience store, supermarket, cafe, and restaurants within the facility. If you would like more information, please click here: Welli Hilli Suite Information (pdf).

What about meals?
Breakfast will be provided by New Philly and all other meals will be provided by Welli Hilli. Please note that there will be no meal provided on the opening night (Friday).

How do I get there?
Round trip bus transportation is included in your registration fee.

  • For Seoul: Buses will depart from the subway station, “Sports Complex 종합운동장,” line 2, exit 1. Buses will depart on Friday 3pm, 4pm, 9pm.

Buses are normally packed and therefore we do not permit a change in bus times without prior approval. You must take the bus that you reserved on the registration form. After the retreat, all buses will leave Welli Hilli around 3pm back to Seoul.

Is there public transportation?
If none of our buses match your schedule and/or you would like to travel to the retreat on your own, information is provided below. Bus schedules are available at (the site is in English).

  • From Seoul to Welli Hilli
    Step 1: Seoul to Hwung Sung Rest Stop
    Depart from Express Bus Terminal (고속터미널, subway line 3/7/9). Your destination is 횡성 휴게소 하행 [238] (“Hweng Sung Hyu Ge So”). The first bus leaves at 6:20am and the final bus leaves at 8:00pm. They leave every 10-20 min. It takes about 1.5 hrs. Fare is 9,600 won for a regular bus (일반) and 14,100 won for a luxury bus (우등).
    Step 2: Hwung Sung Rest Stop to Welli Hilli
    There are two options: Welli Hilli’s shuttle bus or Taxi.
    1. Welli Hilli shuttle bus (free): The bus runs at the following times: 10:40am, 2:40pm, & 8:25pm. It’s the green bus from Welli Hilli (see picture below) and please wait near the yellow circle area. When you see the bus, please wave at the driver as you approach the bus.

    2. Taxi (appr. 23,000 krw): There is an “Information Center” at the rest stop. Please ask the worker to call a taxi for you. If the information center is closed, please call 033-344-1001 directly. Your destination is 웰리힐리 본관 (“Welli Hilli Bon Gwan”). It should take about 20 min and cost you about 23,000 won.
  • From Welli Hilli to Seoul
    Step 1: Welli Hilli to Wonju
    Take the free shuttle bus from Welli Hilli to Wonju. The shuttle bus times are: 9am, 1pm, & 9pm. It’s the green bus from Welli Hilli (see picture below) and please wait in the parking lot ahead of shuttle time.

    Step 2: Wonju to Seoul
    Get off at Wonju Bus Terminal (원주 시외버스 터미널). Buy a ticket to 서울경부 (Seoul Express Bus Terminal). The first bus leaves at 5:40am, available every 15 min until the last bus at 11pm. It takes about 1.5 hrs. Fare is 7,100 won for a regular bus (일반) and 10,400 won for a luxury bus (우등).

What Should I Bring?

  • Bible
  • writing utensils and notebook
  • toiletries*
  • water bottle (there are water dispensers in the hallways)
  • clothes for layering**
  • sleeping clothes
  • athletic gear (optional)***
  • earplugs (optional; your roommate may snore)

* Towels and hair dryers will be provided in all rooms.

Will there be childcare?
Indicate your need on the registration form for children that are older than 24 months old. There will be a children’s ministry program for the main worship sessions.